I come from a rather large family – some of my recent ancestors having as many as eighteen children, but just because I grew up with two siblings, tons of cousins, and a plethora of branches on my family tree does not mean that I am obligated to “go forth and multiply”. Do not get […]
Last post I talked about the pronatal “Right to Reproduce” Assumption in The Baby Matrix. Results of a two year scientific analysis that has just come out leads right to another pronatal Assumption I take on – I call it the “Offspring” Assumption. First a bit on the sobering analysis:
In The Baby Matrix, I talk about about how pronatalism is all around us. Here’s an example that has to do with a woman who is struggling with her uncertainly about becoming a mother. In an article by Nina Jacinto, “Loving So Much It Hurts: Why I’m Not Sure I Can Be a Mom” here […]
Conceiving the Future is a look at how, during a formative period of our nation’s history, cultural currents converged to create a powerful environment of “pronatalism.” It is one of the few books since Ellen Peck’s book, Pronatalism came out in the 70s to take on the problems with the ideology of promoting child-bearing and glorifying parenthood.
Review by Erica L. Bergmann Long regarded as an outspoken advocate for those identifying as childfree, Marcia Drut-Davis is no stranger to controversy nor the challenges — as we learn in her new book, What?! You Don’t Want Children? Understanding Rejection in the Childfree Lifestyle — of living as an outlier.
What a great weekend in Toronto, Canada!
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 […]
As Mother’s Day rolls around each year, I find myself of mixed minds. Don’t get me wrong; even more since she passed in late 2017, I love my mother and would celebrate her and how she raised my brother and me any day of the week. But as a childfree person, I have problems with […]
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 […]
At this point in my 30+ year professional life, I am mostly focusing on my nonfiction book work. My career has included: Master’s in Psychology and Communications Over 10 years experience in business psychology, specializing in employee selection, training & development, and seminar leadership. Over 15 years in litigation psychology and communications, including mock trials, […]