"I love children. I just don't need to own one". This is one of my favorite quotes from this week’s Time Magazine (August 12 issue) excellent article by Lauren Sandler on the rise in women choosing not to have children. The article cites a 2010 Pew Research report that showed that childlessness has risen across all racial and ethnic groups, adding up to about 1 in 5 American women who end their childbearing years maternity-free, compared with 1 in 10 in the 1970s.
As a woman who has chosen not to have children, I am often astounded at how strong the sentiments are against women who decide –for whatever reason—not to procreate. However, in The Childfree Life, http://ti.me/141UHmf Lauren finds that “women who choose not to become mothers are finding new paths of acceptance. As their ranks rise — and as the community of adults without kids diversifies in terms of race, education levels and political affiliations — so do positive attitudes about being able to lead a fulfilling, childless life. Along the way, these women are inventing a new female archetype, one for whom having it all doesn't mean having a baby.” Continue reading…http://eleanorewells.com/i-love-kids-i-just-dont-need-to-own-one/
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