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  • Gatestone Institute: Childless European Leaders are ‘Sleepwalking Us to Disaster’

    06/27/2017 1:50:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/26/2017 | Theresea Smith
    Because Europe’s top political leaders do not have children, they do not know what it means to be a mother or father and therefore have “no reason to worry about the future of the continent,” reported the Gatestone Institute. The institute specifically cited the childless European leaders German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, French President Emmanuel Macron, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. “Merkel's childless status mirrors German society: 30% of German women have not had children, according to European Union statistics, with the figure rising among...
  • 'Dying' Russia's Birth Rate Is Now Higher Than The United States'

    09/15/2013 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 25, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    This was not the headline that the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics gave its recent release of provisional fertility data for 2012. But for the first time, in 2012 Russia’s birth rate actually exceeded that of the United States. This is a significant reversal from the past when the US had a birth rate that was as much as 75% higher than Russia’s. The speed and scale of the convergence is impressive. Since 2008, the Russian birth rate has increased by about 10% while the United States has slumped by about 9%. [snip] Essentially, Russian wages have never been...
  • The Childless By Choice: Both Vanguard And Victims

    08/12/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies ^ | 08/12/2013 | Don Feder
    Time – The Overpriced News Brochure ($4.99 for 60 pages) - had an intense erotic experience with the cover story in its August 12th issue, "The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children." Please note the choice of words – not childless but childfree, like cancer-free, as if children are a life-threatening disease, which is pretty much the way the contraceptive left views them. The organ of elite opinion begins by telling us that today "one in five American women will end their child-bearing years maternity-free, compared to 1 in 10 in the 1970s." In this and...
  • Why I am not having kids (Addle-brained Lefty Alert)

    02/02/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by tom h · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband and I choose to be childless in Seattle, writes editorial columnist Sharon Pian Chan My husband and I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question... We have decided we have other things to give to the world. We won’t be having kids. We choose to be childless in Seattle. ... Feminism empowered women to talk about motherhood as a pursuit that deserves as much attention as men’s work. In the past 20 years, women have bravely spoken about struggles to conceive, which helped educate a generation about fertility....
  • Number of childless American women in their 40s has risen sharply since 1970s

    06/25/2010 3:16:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 190 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-06-25 | Donna St. George
    Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don't have biological children. The trend was much less common in the 1970s, when one in 10 women did not have children by 40 to 44, the age bracket researchers use to designate the end of childbearing years. The report, released Friday by the Pew Research Center, cites social and cultural shifts behind the change, including less pressure to have children, better contraceptive measures and expanded job opportunities for women. (snip) Overall, the report found that...
  • Author defends choice to be childless

    10/09/2009 7:16:47 AM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 53 replies · 1,764+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct 2, 2009 | Jane Glenn Haas
    Laura S. Scott loves her husband. And that, she says, is enough to sustain a marriage. They don't need children. "Two Is Enough" is the name of her book explaining a couple's guide to living childless by choice. "I think I knew very early I didn't want to be a mom," Scott tells me. "I never imagined myself a mom, even as a small child. I never played with dolls. I was 15 when I told my mom, and she suggested things might change with my hormones. Nothing changed." Scott is 47. She's too young to conceive (excuse the pun)...
  • Giving birth the latest job outsourced to India ("Rent-A-Womb")

    12/30/2007 1:06:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 274+ views
    MSNBC ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ajit Solanki
    ANAND, India - Every night in this quiet western Indian city, 15 pregnant women prepare for sleep in the spacious house they share, ascending the stairs in a procession of ballooned bellies, to bedrooms that become a landscape of soft hills. A team of maids, cooks and doctors looks after the women, whose pregnancies would be unusual anywhere else but are common here. The young mothers of Anand, a place famous for its milk, are pregnant with the children of infertile couples from around the world. The small clinic at Kaival Hospital matches infertile couples with local women, cares for...
  • Dogs in prams

    09/09/2007 10:08:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 14 replies · 847+ views | 5 September 2007 | Carolyn Moynihan
    Carolyn Moynihan | Wednesday, 5 September 2007 Dogs in prams Childless Japanese women push the country's culture of cute too far. It is not unknown for little girls to try and dress the family cat or puppy in baby clothes and wheel it about in a pram. Mostly they don't succeed but the instinct is understandable enough. A live pet is much more interesting than an inanimate doll, having the warmth, cuddliness and cuteness of a real baby, and it makes playing mothers so much more fun. It seems perfectly natural and predictable behaviour. An adult woman trying the...
  • Women Without Children Stand By Choices

    07/18/2007 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Millee · 97 replies · 2,122+ views
    Internet Broadcast System ^ | 7/18/07 | McKenzie Weiby
    Most little girls play with dolls when they're young, miming the age-old role for women: marrying and building a family. And, for some, there is a stigma around women who don't want to have children. Old stories and fairy tales paint single women without children poorly -- as spinsters or witches. It seems odd that these stereotypes would continue to live today, suggests Madelyn Cain, author of "The Childless Revolution: What It Means To Be Childless Today." Making The Decision Despite the potential negative reaction from friends and families, many women, such as teacher Samantha Henderson, make the decision to...
  • Send in the assmonkeys (latest environmentalist fad: going childless)

    05/15/2007 4:57:45 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 132 replies · 3,412+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Jonathan Kay
    Send in the assmonkeys Behold the latest environmentalist fad: going childless Jonathan Kay, National Post Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Last Tuesday, I wrote a column for this space entitled "At a restaurant near you, the war between Daters and Breeders." It was one of those airy, self-indulgent pieces of cultural commentary that otherwise self-important op-ed pundits publish every few months to "show their human side." (See: I eat in restaurants with my kids --just like you!) My basic point was that restaurant diners shouldn't go hard on parents whose kids emit the odd yelp at dinner time. I...
  • Kids R Not Us -- Embracing the decision not to procreate

    03/04/2007 12:53:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 110 replies · 3,242+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/4/7 | Katherine Seligman
    It was time for the "Childfree Landslide News." Christine Fisher leaned forward and announced this in a soft voice that would sound surprisingly strong when it aired as part of her weekly (at least on Mars, she says, where weeks are 13 days) online show, the "Adult Space Child Free Podcast." She had just put in a day at the pharmaceutical company where she works and was home in her Newark apartment, shoes off, with her husband flopped on a sofa reading in the next room and her two cats roaming underfoot. She started the podcast, a medley of commentary,...
  • Childless: Some by Chance, Some by Choice

    11/28/2006 10:11:14 AM PST · by steve-b · 186 replies · 3,832+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/06 | Nancy Rome
    No, no, sorry. I don't have any . . ." Why does this always seem to be the first thing I'm asked? It takes my breath away, yet why do I feel the need to apologize for my reply? Looking vague and embarrassed, my questioner glances over my shoulder for someone else to talk to: someone with whom he or she has more in common, someone with children.... Just as some women talk of a visceral urge that propels them to have children, others speak of an equally visceral urge that propels them not to. Laurie, a transplanted southerner who...
  • Families Without Children - Report Reveals Changes in Attitudes Towards Kids

    07/22/2006 6:03:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 393 replies · 6,199+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 22, 2006
    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, JULY 22, 2006 ( Life without children is a growing social reality for an increasing number of American adults. This is the conclusion of the 2006 edition of "The State of Our Unions" report on marriage, released last week by the National Marriage Project. The project is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Up until recently, for most people, the greater part of adult life was spent with young children forming part of the household. A combination of marrying later, less children and longer life expectancy means, however, that a significantly greater part of...
  • Parents: Are They Blue?

    05/15/2006 11:45:12 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 48 replies · 1,177+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 15 May, 2006 | Jenifer B. McKim
    Hey, you moms and dads out there showing off the latest photos of your kids and bragging about their recent achievements. You might not want to be quite so smug: Parents are more depressed than adults without kids. Despite the joys you think parenthood may bring, a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reports that having children does not make you happier.
  • Youth movement

    01/27/2006 5:49:15 AM PST · by A. Pole · 11 replies · 445+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 27, 2006 | Cristina Silva
    PROVINCETOWN-- Its year-round population declining and its economy sagging like a wet beach bag, Provincetown has a new worry: It's getting old. With its colorful art galleries and Bohemian personalities, Provincetown has long been a mecca for gay travelers. But town officials worry that its population is graying and that it needs younger visitors and their disposable incomes to pump up the local economy. In the last year, the Provincetown tourism office has begun running flashy ads in gay and lesbian magazines that cater to readers under 40, such as Instinct, Genre, Curve, 411 Magazine, and Out Traveler. It has...
  • No kids please, we're selfish

    09/19/2005 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 638 replies · 9,107+ views
    Guadian [books] ^ | 17 September 2005 | Lionel Shriver
    The population is shrinking, but why should I care, says Lionel Shriver. My life is far too interesting to spoil it with children. ___ Meet the Anti-Mom. A story of motherhood gone dreadfully wrong, my seventh novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, has drawn fire from Catholic websites for being hostile to "family", while grotesque distortions of the book's underlying theme ("It's all right to hate your own child, and if they turn out badly it's not your fault") have spored from article to article like potato blight. Devastated mothers send me confiding letters detailing horror stories of offspring...
  • Census: Record Number of Women Childless

    10/24/2003 4:00:42 PM PDT · by yonif · 108 replies · 465+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/24/2003 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    WASHINGTON - Anne Hare and her husband made a momentous decision three years ago: They would not have children. It's not that they don't like kids, she says. They simply don't want to alter the lifestyle they enjoy. "With kids, especially young kids, infants and toddlers, you really can't do the active stuff we like to do," said Hare, 43, a fitness program coordinator from Gainesville, Ga. Hare is among 26.7 million women aged 15 to 44 who are childless, a record number, according to new Census Bureau (news - web sites) data from a June 2002 survey. They represent...
  • Columnist Patrick J. Buchanan: "Imperial Wars -- Then and Now"

    08/13/2003 8:00:07 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 48 replies · 326+ views ^ | 08-13-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Imperial wars, then & now Posted: August 13, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Having found neither weapons of mass destruction nor a link to 9-11, the White House has retreated into its fallback position. It now defends Operation Iraqi Freedom as a necessary war to rid the Middle East of a brutal dictatorship and replace it with a democracy. That is, this was a war of democratic imperialism, as some of us said all along. The neocons exploited America's rage after 9-11 and steered the president into invading Iraq, in order to reshape its political system...
  • Celebrating One Hundred Years of Failure to Reproduce on Demand [NYT editorial: Way off for women]

    04/14/2002 10:19:21 AM PDT · by summer · 71 replies · 744+ views
    The NYT ^ | April 14, 2002 | Gail Collins
    April 14, 2002 EDITORIAL OBSERVER Celebrating One Hundred Years of Failure to Reproduce on Demand By GAIL COLLINS A century ago, American women were experiencing a spectacular burst of energy and opportunity. For the first time, they were going to college in large numbers. For the first time, they could choose from an assortment of professional careers. The number of female doctors was higher at the beginning of the 20th century than it would be at any time until the 1980's. Most of those suddenly liberated, high-achieving women did not marry or have children. Almost instantly, the country started worrying...