The San Francisco Chronicle recently had an interesting piece on Facebook‘s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sheryl Sandberg. Named Forbes magazine 5th most powerful woman in the world…
Debate on the state of feminism is not lacking these days among veterans of the fight for women’s rights and the women’s movement, some of whom feel young women take for granted the gains they struggled for, and among conservatives and even middle-of-the-roaders, who argue feminism has outlived its usefulness.
In this book, Jessica Valenti, whose work has appeared in Salon, The Guardian, and The Nation, introduces feminism to young women and teen girls on their own terms. While working for the NOW legal defense fund in 2004, Valenti founded the popular website Feministing in response to what she felt was dismissal from older feminists.
Staying on the gender identity channel from the last post–I ran across an article in the San Francisco Chronicle from 2006–“Off the Mommy Track” by Elisa Gonzalez Clark. In talking about her decision not to have kids, she writes,
In the fall of 2007, two 23 year olds, Emma Bernstein and Nona Willis Aronowitz set out on a road trip across the U.S. to ask 20 somethings what feminism means to them. They interviewed about 250 women in 25 cities, and their story is told in the new book, Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism.
What a year. Like in years past, I have closely watched childfree trends in 2020. To start off my latest end-of-year childfree trending piece, how can we not start with the pandemic.
Review by Melanie Holmes In No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, Ursula K. Le Guin gives us a collection of her last published thoughts. After its release, at 88, Le Guin died just 33 days later.
Filmmaker Therese Shechter is currently running a Kickstarter Campaign for her film on childfree women, My So-Called Selfish Life. Here’s the trailer:
by Brittany Brolley In the introduction of Bad Feminist: Essays Roxane Gay writes, “I openly embrace the label of bad feminist. I do so because I am flawed and human.”
While pronatalism remains a powerful social and cultural force around the world, we are seeing signs of global cracks in the armor. Take India and Africa.