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‘Childless’ or ‘Childfree': The Difference Matters

Language matters. "Childless" and "childfree" are not interchangeable terms.

Mother’s Day is a great time to remind ourselves that language matters, and that the experience of not wanting children in a world where women are defined by their reproductive desire and potential is very different than being a woman who would like to be a parent some day.

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Not All Trees Are Meant to Bear Fruit: Laura Scott on Living Childless by Choice

Laura Scott’s newly published Two is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless by Choice is a qualitative look at what motivates couples to decide that their two-person families are already just the right size.

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Potshots for Righteousness

Most of the time, the choice to have children occupies the moral high ground over the choice not to have children. So occasionally, it’s nice (if weak) for me to get a potshot of moral righteousness, however unearned.

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