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To Kid or Not to Kid: An Interview with Documentary Director Maxine Trump

What is it like to “come out” as childfree? In a world where we’re still criticized for speaking openly about the choice to live childfree, filmmaker Maxine Trump explores this question in her forthcoming documentary TO KID OR NOT TO KID. Amy had the great pleasure of meeting Maxine at the inaugural NotMom Summit in 2015 […]

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we’re {not} having a baby!’s Year in Review

2016 was a big year for childfree people, politics, and events. Here is w{n}hab!’s Top 10. 10. We promise not to make this entire post about the state of politics in the United States but… 2016 did make us realize that Idiocracy, the 2006 movie often recalled when people lament our low birth rate and […]

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Out of the Void, a childfree guest post by El McGillivray

Today’s post is by El McGillivray. El is a part-time illustrator, nascent activist, and one third of a small engineering partnership.  She studied art, modern languages, and philosophy in Switzerland and the USA before settling permanently in the UK six years ago.  She runs Childfree Women UK & Ireland, the free social network for childfree […]

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Why being childfree is good for everyone

Welcome to Earth Day 2015 and to reason # 34,967 not to have kids…the environment. We haven’t discussed this aspect of the childfree lifestyle on w{n}hab! as much as some others but it is certainly one of the most positive effects of the choice not to procreate. So, reduce, reuse, recycle, and read this post […]

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The Female Assumption, a guest post by Melanie Holmes

Today’s post is by Melanie Holmes, author of The Female Assumption: A Mother’s Story, Freeing Women from the View that Motherhood is a Mandate. Melanie’s book was named Best Book of 2014 in the Global Media Awards, hosted by the Population Institute.  She also writes for RoleReboot, where she recently published Childfree Women Don’t Need […]

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Growing Up to be Childfree, a guest post by Star LaBranche

Thank you to Star LaBranche for our newest guest post. Star has written for us before, when she shared her childfree story in Permanent Birth Control.  Star is a freelance writer and editor. She tells us that only reason she would ever have children would be in order to buy Hello Kitty items that are made for […]

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New Year, New Resolve

It’s that time of year. Babies in top hats don sashes and people everywhere resolve to begin anew, to start fresh, to do things differently or more wisely or somehow better. I rang in the New Year in much the same way many do – a little too much drinking, some singing, and of course […]

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Read All About It! (Non)Representations Childfree Men in the News

Where have all the childfree men gone? Now there’s a question Pete Seeger didn’t think to ask. It is a question my fearless collaborator and husband Lance has asked. Writer Amanda Marcotte asked it too. Childfree dating sites optimistically assumed childfree men were somewhere out there but, sadly, such sites haven’t (yet) managed to find them; instead these sites seem to launch […]

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You’ll Change Your Mind! Childfree Myth, Busted

“I never wanted to have kids since as early as I can remember. I remember when I was twelve I read something about the likelihood of breast cancer being higher for women who don’t have kids. And I was just really annoyed and sad about it so I talked to my mom about it, like […]

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Completely Childfree

Cross-posted from Feminist Reflections with permission. “I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.” —Marisa Tomei In sixteen short words, Marisa Tomei sums up pretty much everything I think about having kids. It’s not for me but I understand it’s a choice that has meaning for lots of […]

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