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Scared to Have a Vasectomy? Bring your Bro!

Snip! Snip! Why is it that these two simple words trigger fear and loathing in the most manly of men?It's a simple procedure, taking less than 15 minutes with very little pain or down time, yet some men cringe just at the mention ofShow More Summary

Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays, by Durga Chew-Bose

Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays, a collection of essays by Durga Chew-Bose, reads like poetry. Much longer than the essays in the rest of the book, the opening essay, “Heart Museum,” acclimates readers to the tone and language Chew-Bose uses throughout the rest of the book. Show More Summary

Attitudes About Not Having Children: A Recent YouGov Poll

On the heels of Serena William’s comment that when she gives birth, she will “be a real woman now,” YouGov, a non-partisan public opinion poll organization, conducted a poll with some interesting results that relate to the childfree, and others who decide not to have children. Show More Summary

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story

by Brittany Brolley Are women inferior to men? Angela Saini looks to modern science to answer this age-old question. In her book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, readers can uncover the truth. Show More Summary

From Sacrifice to Privilege: Reframing the Role of Motherhood

The title of the recent opinion piece in the New York Times Sunday Review, “Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness” sure caught my eye. Was Karen Rinaldi going to get into pronatalism? Sort of… Sacrifice and Glorification Out of...Show More Summary

Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, Edited by Manjula Martin

Review by Melanie Davis   As an author, I looked forward to receiving my copy of Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living. The truth is, unlike most professions, the exchange of money and value of service in the writing world is kept largely undisclosed. Show More Summary

Why People Feel Compelled to Challenge Your "No Kids" Status

Anna Goldfarb, writing for the New York Times, shares her experience of people asking "intrusive" questions about her childfree status after she married her boyfriend of many years. Most of us who are childfree have experienced thisShow More Summary

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

I can describe this book with these two words: fascinating and disturbing. Why do people spend hours and hours gaming? On Facebook? Obsessed with Fitbits, unread emails, or people on Instagram? In Irresistible, author Adam Alter answers these questions and more. Show More Summary

The 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year

Each year on International Childfree Day (today!), the winners of the Childfree Man and Woman of the Year are announced. Here are this year’s winners and their nomination submissions. Ladies first: 2017 Childfree Woman of the Year Krystal Brown is from Norfolk, Virginia, and has known she did not want children since the age of sixteen. Show More Summary

Unpacking Reasons Why People Decide Not to Have Kids

The recent piece, “Do You Have Kids,” by Jeannette Cooperman on projects.stlmag.com in part lays out what “14 women of various races, careers, backgrounds, and belief systems, all married or as-good-as, with the resources to raise a child should they choose to” contemplate as reasons women decide not to have kids. Show More Summary

I’m So Happy I Don’t Have Kids

When I married my first husband (I was about 25), we decided we didn’t want children. I’ve never regretted it. I’m so happy I don’t have kids. I wasn’t willing to spend the money or give up my job. It was the perfect decision for me, and most people I know that made the same […] The post I’m So Happy I Don’t Have Kids appeared first on Why No Kids.

TODAY is the Nomination Deadline for the 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year!

Know an amazing childfree person? It’s time to nominate him/her for the 2017 Childfree Man/Woman of the Year! Here’s How: How to Nominate click Here Check out last year’s winners… How did this start? Check it out! The post TODAY is the Nomination Deadline for the 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year! appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay

by Brittany Brolley In the introduction of Bad Feminist: Essays Roxane Gay writes, “I openly embrace the label of bad feminist. I do so because I am flawed and human.” Bad Feminist As a bad feminist, she admits to dancing along to music with misogynistic lyrics. Show More Summary

10 Days to Go! 2017 Childfree Man/Woman of the Year Nomination Deadline: July 22

If you have someone in mind that you’d like to nominate for 2017 Childfree Man / Woman of the Year, do it now!  Deadline for Nominations is July 22nd  Nominate him/her HERE!  Winners will be announced on August 1, International Childfree Day! The post 10 Days to Go! 2017 Childfree Man/Woman of the Year Nomination Deadline: July 22 appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Celebrating ChildFreedom on the Fourth of July

On the fourth of July, the United States celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which to date, happened 241 years ago. Two days before, on July 2, 1776, the Congress for the thirteen colonies voted to declare freedom from British rule. Show More Summary

Call for Nominations: 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year

Let the nominations begin for the 2017 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year! The winners will be announced on August 1, International Childfree Day. How did this start? Check it out. NON Awhile back, I learned of an organization that existed in the 70s-early 80s-the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood. Show More Summary

Climate of Hope, by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet does something very constructive when it comes to climate change; it sets out to take us from a place of doom and gloom to one of optimism and hope.  Complex Issue,...Show More Summary

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

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