As we approach Mother’s Day this year in the U.S., I am inspired to quote childfree icon, Gloria Steinem. Her 2016 Facebook post is right on:Continue reading “Mother As Verb, by Gloria Steinem”
At the end of 2012, I put out an informal poll asking this question:
How accepting is society of the childfree choice?
I asked people to choose one of the following statements that best reflected their opinion:Continue reading “The Numbers: 2019 Childfree Poll Results”
Deadline was December 24th! Stay tuned for results!
When it comes to the acceptance of the childfree choice, where do you think we are in the evolution of social change?
At the end of 2012, I put out a poll asking this question.
Read about the results of this poll Here.
Help Take the 2019 Pulse
I want to take the pulse on this question again.
Whether you are childfree or not, weigh in with your opinion!
Deadline December 24, 2019!
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Continuing from Part I, “How Forced Birth Laws Reflect One Belief about When Human Life Begins,” we need to talk more – and loudly – about the nightmarish costs that will come as a result of these laws.Continue reading “The Nightmarish Costs of Forced Birth Laws On Us All”
This is Part I of II on discussion of issues behind and impacts of forced birth laws:
With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in America as a clear attempt of anti-abortion proponents to reverse Roe v. Wade, kudos to the public radio program, Here & Now, for recently addressing a cornerstone of these laws that human life begins at conception. The episode, “What Science Says About When Life Begins” weighs in with science and features an interview with Scott Gilbert, a biologist and emeritus professor of Swarthmore College and the University of Helsinki.Continue reading “How Forced Birth Laws Reflect One Belief about When Human Life Begins”
In The Washington Free Beacon’s recent article, “American Fertility Hits Historical Low: Economist blames culture of caution” Charles Fain Lehman lays out some new data on falling birth rates in America. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, the “American birth rate tied its historical low in the first nine months of 2018,” and “demographers say it will likely go lower.”Continue reading “Falling Birth Rates: Applaud, Not Blame a “Culture of Caution””
Every holiday season, advertisers spend billions of marketing dollars to get us to buy their products and services. At this time of year, advertisers lose revenue because they don’t market to a specific demographic: the 47 percent of American women of childbearing age who are not mothers. Continue reading “Holiday Season Advertisers: It’s More Than Time to Target Women Without Children”
The recent article, “Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why,” discusses a new survey conducted by Morning Consult for The New York Times. It reports on survey results regarding why “young adults are having fewer children than their ideal number” as well as why they aren’t sure and why they don’t want them at all. Let’s take a brief look at the ‘aren’t sure’ and ‘don’t want them’ group of respondents. Continue reading “On a Recent Morning Consult and New York Times Survey on Having/Not Having Children”
I sure love that we are seeing more pieces like this one: “Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have.” While all people don’t “give up” having children, I do like that it discusses the larger picture of bringing another biological child into the world. Continue reading “Procreative Ethics, Pronatalism, and the Childfree Choice”