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Where Are We,  After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades. Where are we after 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice? Let’s start with a quick broad stroke look back in time: Read more…

Tagged: #childfree #childfree and media #childfree books #childfree men #childfree women #childless by choice men #childless by choice women #families of two #parenthood decision #pronatalism #social change #social history

The 1st Conference of its Kind: The Not Mom Summit 2015

The 1st Conference of its Kind: The Not Mom Summit 2015

A first-ever conference is happening this Friday and Saturday: The Not Mom Summit. Spearheaded by Karen Malone Wright who runs the site The Not Mom, it is the first time women without children by choice, chance or circumstance will gather for presentations, discussions, and connection.… Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree books #childfree women #childless #childless by choice #childless by choice women #childlessness #infertility #parenthood decision #pronatalism

Getting Beyond Pronatalist Thinking in Our Later Years

Getting Beyond Pronatalist Thinking in Our Later Years

In this Huffington Post piece, “Who Will Care for Us – the Aging, Childless and Single Population?” aging advocate Carol Marak writes, “Since adult children are the lifeblood of elder care, and I don’t have a child, it’s a concern for me.” Her comment brought to mind the pronatalist assumption I discuss in The Baby Matrix: “My children will be there for me when I am old.” How true is it? … Read more

Tagged: #family #pronatalism #the baby matrix

July 11 is World Population Day

July 11 is World Population Day

World Population Day is coming up; it’s an annual event observed on July 11, and seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.”  The Population Clock shows the world population increases in real time-the last I looked it was:… Read more

Tagged: #global issues #overpopulation #population #pronatalism

Will the Pope Talk Overpopulation & I=PAT?

Will the Pope Talk Overpopulation & I=PAT?

As I am sure you have seen in the media, the Pope’s “papal encyclical” is due out tomorrow. As CNN explains, “Derived from the Greek word for ‘circle,’ a papal encyclical is a letter from the pope to Catholic clergy and laypeople around the world.” This one though, he hopes “will reach a wider audience, including world leaders meeting for several key environmental summits this year.” It is supposed to be the “first to focus exclusively on ‘creation care,’ the Christian idea that God gave humans the Earth to cultivate, not conquer.” … Read more

Tagged: #birth control #consumption #global warming #overpopulation #pronatalism #religion #reproductive ethics

Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree books #childfree men #childfree women #childless by choice #childless by choice men #childless by choice women #families of two #parenthood decision #pronatalism