If you follow childfree news, you probably know that not only did filmmakers Maxine Trump and Therese Shechter hit their Kickstarter goals to finish their films about the childfree choice, they surpassed them with Stretch goals. This is exciting news in a number of respects. The biggest? I say it’s a sign of a swell toward a true childfree movement. Continue reading “Moving Toward a True Childfree Movement”
Have you heard that Starbucks is now offering IVF as an employee perk? A few other companies have started offering an IVF benefit, but Starbucks is going further. Continue reading “Musings on IVF as an Employee Perk”
I recently had the opportunity to talk about The Baby Matrix with Catherine Savini and Beverly Army Williams of MotherShould?, a site for those who are or have been on the fence about motherhood. Check out the interview: Continue reading “Talking Pronatalism & The Baby Matrix on MotherShould?”
When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience. We approached Dave Foreman about developing a 2nd edition to do just that. Today marks the fruit of our efforts! Continue reading “Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World”
Last night I had the pleasure of joining members of the East Bay Childfree-by-Choice Meetup to talk about my book, The Baby Matrix. It was a stimulating discussion, and sparked a great idea to pursue that supports action towards a post-pronatal society. First, a few highlights of the discussion.
When you learn the story line of The Interview, a new play running in LA this month, you will know why it immediately interested me! It deals with what I call the pronatalist Right to Reproduce Assumption in my book, The Baby Matrix. Check out my interview with the playwright, Susan Josephs: Continue reading “Playwright Susan Josephs Talks About Her New Play, The Interview”
There is an increasing amount of talk out there about how the childfree face inequities when it comes to tax and workplace policies. It exists in the halls of academia as well. Here is an example – this story from a graduate student blew me away. Continue reading “Discrimination Based on Reproductive Choice”
Every year, Worldwatch Institute, a non-profit research and outreach organization working to “to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs” puts out a State of the World report. This year’s report is titled Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. The spot on chapter on population stabilization by President Robert Engelman titled “Nine Population Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion” relates to key pronatalist assumptions I discuss in The Baby Matrix, and why they need to change. Continue reading “Where the 2012 State of the World Report and The Baby Matrix Meet”