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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”

by Brittany Brolley In her first book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” Lena Dunham fearlessly tackles a variety of topics with the candor and self-deprecation of a best friend. From her ObsessiveShow More Summary

Need a Kid to Leave a Lasting Legacy? Not if You are Dolly Parton!

People assume that if you are not a parent you are not a contributing member of society. Yet, I regularly see news reports of childfree people making a profound difference in their communities. A recent example is the generous help singer/songwriter/entrepreneur...Show More Summary

Smart Talk about Conversing with Childless and Childfree Women

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. Show More Summary

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

I have wanted this great book to be reviewed in my Nonfiction Book Corner~Thank you to my newest book review team member, Brittany Brolley! The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Brittany...Show More Summary

One of the Many Negative Effects of Pronatalism & One Woman’s Solution

Have you heard of the non-profit organization, Project Prevention? Led by founder Barbara Harris, Project Prevention helps addicts and alcoholics get on long term or permanent birth control. Why? So they don’t conceive children. Here is the deal she does with them. Show More Summary

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Q&A With Jan Smitowicz on his Prison Memoir, Rebel Hell

Around the time that Melanie Holmes read and reviewed Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison here the prison topic came my way again.  Author Jan Smitowicz contacted me about his new memoir, Rebel Hell.  Jan has quite a story...Show More Summary

Signs of Global Cracks in Pronatalism

While pronatalism remains a powerful social and cultural force around the world, we are seeing signs of global cracks in the armor.  Take India and Africa. In India, in recent years we have seen more publications discussing the ideaShow More Summary

Film & Its Power to Influence Social & Cultural Change

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!).Show More Summary

Ruminations on the Essay, “The Mother of All Questions” by Rebecca Solnit

The incisive essay, “The Mother of All Questions,” by writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit, left me reflecting back on times when I was asked questions that caught me off guard, were offensive, or merely unfriendly, and how I would have more wisely answered them if I had another chance to respond. Show More Summary

Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady

What a gem of a book.  As author, anchor/reporter, Ann Nyberg writes, “The vignettes in this book are a true gift for anyone who wants a glimpse inside the real life of Katharine Hepburn – Connecticut gal who rose to the stars.”  I’ll say. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes with ‘To Kid or Not to Kid’ Filmmaker, Maxine Trump

Award-winning director Maxine Trump (no relation) is close to wrapping the important film, To Kid or Not To Kid, which aims to dispel the myth that making the decision to live childfree is weird, selfish or somehow wrong.  I recently...Show More Summary

The Childfree, Outrage, and Where It Belongs

A recent study, “Parenthood as a Moral Imperative? Moral Outrage and the Stigmatization of Voluntarily Childfree Women and Men” by Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, has recently received quite a bit of online ink. The Outrage Result I elaborateShow More Summary

Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann wants us to care about men and women who have sold drugs on street corners, committed burglary, and even worse: murder. In Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison, she calls upon America to care enough to college educate them. Show More Summary

Talking Pronatalism on the Podcast, This is Home

Check out the latest This is Home podcast just up today that talks about the choice to not have children. I had a great interview with Producer/Co-Host Erica Gerard, and was happy to be part of this podcast! The mission of the This is...Show More Summary

Trumping the Wild? Dave Foreman’s Take

As many of you may recall, I collaborated with Dave Foreman, one of North America’s leading conservationists, on my last book, the 2nd edition of Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World.  With the election of Donald Trump, and the impending evisceration of the EPA,  Dave gives us some sage commentary. Show More Summary

Love & Marriage in America: Where Does Having Children Stand?

Pew Research Center’s FactTank: News in the Numbers recently published, “5 facts on love and marriage in America.” There are some interesting figures. The first fact has to do with the top reason Americans say they marry. Where does having children rank? Check it out. Show More Summary

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day! This Day has an interesting and powerful history.  I like wikipedia’s description, as overall, it is a day that “commemorates the movement for women’s rights.” Today, I am inspired to post this short film that is adapted from the upcoming film, [M] otherhood, by SUICAfilms. Show More Summary

College Students & the Perceptions of the Childfree Choice

A recent study points to the entrenched workings of pronatalism, this one with a sample of college students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Check it out. Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, associate professor of psychology,Show More Summary

The Myth of Human Supremacy

With this mind blower of a book, be ready to be humbled. Experience awe. Left feeling sorrow, even anger that might fuel you to action. Activist, philosopher and author Derrick Jensen hopes so. With fiery style, Jensen keeps his readers...Show More Summary

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