On the heels of Serena William’s comment that when she gives birth, she will “be a real woman now,” YouGov, a non-partisan public opinion poll organization, conducted a poll with some interesting results that relate to the childfree, and others who decide not to have children. When I read the poll summary in YouGov’s piece titled, “Most Americans believe that motherhood does not define a woman,” I definitely wanted to know more. Continue reading “Attitudes About Not Having Children: A Recent YouGov Poll”
Each year on International Childfree Day (today!), the winners of the Childfree Man and Woman of the Year are announced. Here are this year’s winners and their nomination submissions. Ladies first:
The recent piece, “Do You Have Kids,” by Jeannette Cooperman on projects.stlmag.com in part lays out what “14 women of various races, careers, backgrounds, and belief systems, all married or as-good-as, with the resources to raise a child should they choose to” contemplate as reasons women decide not to have kids. Let me briefly unpack them: Continue reading “Unpacking Reasons Why People Decide Not to Have Kids”
Know an amazing childfree person?
It’s time to nominate him/her for the 2017 Childfree Man/Woman of the Year!
Let the nominations begin for the 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year! The winners will be announced on August 1, International Childfree Day. How did this start? Check it out. Continue reading “Call for Nominations: 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year”
We see a lot of pieces out there with titles including “X number of things” to do/not to do or say/not to say regarding childless and childfree people, but a piece by Helene Tragos Stelian is one of the smartest I have seen in a while. Continue reading “Smart Talk about Conversing with Childless and Childfree Women”
In the last few years, we’ve seen documentaries about the childfree choice come out and more in production. Take Laura Scott’s film, The Childless by Choice Project and Magenta Baribeau’s Maman? Non merci! (No Kids For Me, Thanks!). These films include interviews with childfree men, women, couples, and experts speaking to aspects of this choice, and society’s trouble accepting it. Filmmaker Maxine Trump is well into production of her documentary, To Kid or Not to Kid, and is taking a different approach. Continue reading “Film & Its Power to Influence Social & Cultural Change”