The latest Hamptons summer accessory? A vasectomy. When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamptons high season this weekend at his Sag Harbor waterfront house, the unattached hunk won’t have any reservations about hooking up with women he hardly knows.
There are a lot of misconceptions about single people in the modern-day workplace. A former employer once brushed me off when I raised the issue of salary, telling me that because I was a single person with no children, my concerns couldn’t really be about money-after all, I had no one else to support.
Millennials want cafes and culture, not children. Childless couples will be the most common family type by 2023 Stats agency warns the nuclear family will become a minority Australia’s nuclear family could become a minority. The nation’s statistics bureau predicts that childless couples will become the country’s most common type of family by as soon as 2023.
As a By Chance NotMom, there was once a time when a foray to the grocery store on the Saturday before Mother’s Day could send me home in tears. “Happy Mother’s Day!” from the guy in Produce. “You be sure to have a happy Mother’s Day!” from the Meat guy.
While we give the mothers in our lives their well-deserved thanks and recognition, this Mother’s Day, let’s remember something very important about motherhood: It’s not a given. Not every woman wants to be a mom. Despite our culture’s deeply held belief that women are uniquely wired to want children, the notion of maternal instinct is a myth.
The U.S. Census Bureau has been tracking the number of women who don’t have children since 1876. In 2014 (the last year for which we have data), 47.6 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 remained child-free. That’s the highest rate of childlessness the Bureau has ever reported.
An airline has managed to make a lot of people’s dreams come true and seriously anger a lot of others – all in one fell swoop. They’re introducing child-free zones on their planes. Indian budget carrier IndiGo has adopted a ‘quiet zone’ policy for its premium seats, meaning that children under the age of 12 …
Over 200 introductory psychology students at a large U.S. Midwestern university agree: People who don’t have children are not only miserable, but deserving of our moral outrage. That is the result of a new study that found that deliberately not breeding makes you look like a bad person who lives a purposeless life devoid of real joy.
When I was a little girl, I loved to play house. I could spend hours having tea parties with my dolls arranged around me, and I loved “cooking” for my mom using my set of toy utensils. That was until I got a baby doll-you know the ones that look and feel like a real human baby?
There appears to be a bizarre stigma around people – especially women – who voluntarily decide not to procreate. I asked my Twitter followers what kinds of reactions they received and got some expected answers. The Huffington Post did the same ( twice) and obviously had a much bigger pool.
At 31, new mums and pregnant women fill my inner circle, and phrases like “get cracking” and “you’d make cute babies” are often thrown around. No-one grabs me by both shoulders and says I have an almost 40 per cent chance of experiencing incontinence and a one in seven chance of postnatal depression.
Chrissy Teigen thinks it’s important for people to leave it to women to discuss if they want children instead of simply assuming every woman does. The model and mother of 11-month-old daughter Luna sat down with Refinery29’s Arianna Davis to talk about her struggle with post-partum depression and why our society needs to accept women who choose to lead childfree lives.
We are a crazy generation. We self-acknowledge that fact, the older generations call us crazy, and the younger generations might be trying to be an inch crazier. And maybe each new up and coming generation will think the same thing about themselves or even be called crazy by us one day but I don’t want to focus on that right now.
John Salangsang/Invision/AP If you’re lucky enough to be in a queer-friendly family, you might have already heard these words from a parent: “When am I going to get some grandkids?” If that question makes you squirm, don’t worry-some people just know they weren’t made to be parents.
This March, I turned the same age my mother was when she had me. Since that birthday, I’ve been contemplating motherhood on a deeper level than ever before. My mom has made it clear that she expects to have grandchildren. When she brings it up, I nod my head and change the subject.
In our society, we often assume that women will become mothers. But statistically, one in five American women will not have a biological child. In this powerful talk, Christen shares her decision not to have children, and argues that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.
Numerous studies, reports and research papers have reached the same confounding conclusion: people with children are not as happy as those without. Confounding because most of us believe – or want to believe – that children enrich our lives: give us a sense of purpose and meaning. Complete us.
I have never wanted to have kids. I find babies scary (they’re just so delicate). I don’t think I’m the motherly type. And when I picture my life, a child isn’t included. When I mention this in passing the reaction is nearly always the same.
This is the latest article in a Global News investigation into fertility in Canada, and the emotional and financial impact infertility has on Canadians struggling to conceive. *** There’s something about the holidays (like perhaps the copious amounts of alcohol consumed over the season) that unites us all in having to deal, at one point or other, with annoying questions at the dinner table.
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