Episode 20: No Kidding – Childfree and Loving it

When are you going to have kids? Never?! That’s fine with us.

In this episode we look at the childfree movement and the supposed epidemic of women, who choose not to follow their “biological imperative” to have kids.


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Carroll, Laura. “Moving Toward a True Childfree Movement.” Huffington Post(blog), October 18, 2017. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moving-toward-a-true-childfree-movement_us_59e77050e4b0432b8c11ebc3.

“Childfree Movement – RationalWiki.” Accessed April 3, 2018. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Childfree_movement.

Donovan, Louise. “Why These Millennials Are Choosing to Be Sterilized in Their 20s.” Vice, March 2, 2017. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/78q9za/the-people-choosing-to-be-sterilised-in-their-twenties.

“I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.” Thought Catalog(blog), January 16, 2014. https://thoughtcatalog.com/amy-glass/2014/01/i-look-down-on-young-women-with-husbands-and-kids-and-im-not-sorry/.

Popcorn, Faith. “Childfree By Choice: How Women Are Redefining Tomorrow’s Family.” Huffington Post(blog), August 8, 2014. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/faith-popcorn/childfree-by-choice_b_5658465.html.

Sandler, Lauren. “Having It All Without Having Children.” Time, August 12, 2013. http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,2148636,00.html.

“The Childfree By Choice Movement – No, Not Having Kids Isn’t Selfish.” Mommyish(blog), April 23, 2013. http://www.mommyish.com/the-childfree-by-choice-movement/.

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“The Very Sad Childfree Life.” Strange Notions, September 13, 2013. https://strangenotions.com/very-sad-childfree-life/.

“Time Magazine Catches on to the Childfree Movement, Misses the Green Angle.” Grist(blog), August 3, 2013. https://grist.org/living/time-magazine-catches-on-to-the-childfree-movement-misses-the-green-angle/.

“We Look Down On Child Free Ideology And We’re Not Sorry.” Thought Catalog(blog), January 29, 2014. https://thoughtcatalog.com/chris-jeub/2014/01/we-look-down-on-child-free-ideology-and-were-not-sorry/.

“What Everyone Gets Wrong About Women Who Don’t Have Kids.” Accessed April 3, 2018. https://www.refinery29.com/2017/06/159857/what-are-panks-professional-aunt-no-kids-statistics.


Livingston, Gretchen. “Childlessness.” Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project(blog), May 7, 2015. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/05/07/childlessness/.

———. “Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women.” Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project(blog), May 7, 2015. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/05/07/childlessness-falls-family-size-grows-among-highly-educated-women/.

Hayford, Sarah R. “The Evolution of Fertility Expectations over the Life Course.” Demography46, no. 4 (November 2009): 765–83.

Khazan, Olga. “How People Decide Whether to Have Children.” The Atlantic, May 22, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/05/how-people-decide-whether-to-have-children/527520/.

“My So-Called Selfish Life.” My So-Called Selfish Life. Accessed April 6, 2018. https://myselfishlife.com/.


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