A Woman's Choice

All right. This one looks like it's about a woman's right to personal agency. Scratching a little deeper, I think it's more about the need for her partner to be supportive, but maybe it all comes down to the same thing. There are three main branches to the narrative, based on whether we definitely want to have children, definitely do not want to have children, or are open to either life development. Whichever way we play it, however, our partner turns out to be exactly the wrong person for us.

The choice of which branch to take seems to be determined in the conversation with the man who becomes our partner. That's the last actual choice we make in the story: everything afterwards is basically "click to continue". We don't really get a say about how we deal with the curveball thrown at us in the form of our partner's true attitude to the question of children. I was hoping that some of the choices we made in the first chapter -- our tenth birthday party -- might reflect significantly in the latter half of the story, but as far as I can tell, they don't.

Well, with a title like that, I did rather expect this to involve something of a political stance, but fortunately it didn't feel particularly preachy. I thought it pretty decently written, in fact. If this were breakfast, I think it would be granola cereal with locally-sourced dried fruit, something socially conscious without being obnoxious about it, with maybe a glass of sweet tea to finish.