Reblogging for interesting discussion point.
I agree with the last sentence definitely. But, I don’t hate fic where F!Hawke is pregnant. It greatly depends on how it is written. I have seen some awful pregnant fic, and some wonderful pregnant fic, all of which were different and distinct from each other.
So uhm, ymmv I guess?
I guess that depends on the f!Hawke, right? Maybe some folks’ f!Hawkes are insecure and think that a baby will solidify things between them and their partner. Maybe some of them get preggers by accident. Maybe some of them want a family with their loved one.
To each their own, right? :)
This is an interesting discussion.
I think it’s fine to want children. I think it’s fine to not want children. I think that people shouldn’t be judged either way, and that judgement often comes down harder on women for their choice, especially if their choice is to not have children. Lately I’ve seen the pendulum swing the other way, and those who have been judged for not wanting children start to pass judgement on those who do.
I think the point is just to live and let live. People want to see different things in fic, depending on their own fantasies and desires. There’s a place for everything.
I have a child IRL. I was fulfilled before I had him, and I’m fulfilled now. So I don’t think that fulfillment really has anything to do with it. Likewise, I fully respect those who prefer never to have children. They don’t need children to be complete.
And as a sidenote, I don’t really read pregnant!Hawke as a general rule. I guess because I can change diapers every day IRL, so in fic I want to see Hawke slaying dragons and getting with smexy mens.