Misery Seeks No Company

Anti-Natalists Spread a Profoundly Misanthropic Message

In January 2021, Eric Dietz Goldberg, a Portland, Oregon area photographer who goes by “Dietz,” incorporated a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the name “Stop Having Kids” (SHK). He created a website, started wearing masks that read, “Stop Having Kids,” and began organizing street outreaches to promote his message. A Portland area high-school teacher explained it this way: “They’re not saying that a particular group of people shouldn’t have kids, they’re saying that no one should have kids because kids themselves can’t choose to be born.”

SHK says it’s about “normalizing anti-natalism, childlessness, and caring for already existing life.” It...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo62/misery-seeks-no-company


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