Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Your Facebook Profile Photo Says About You

"Family Photo How to Spot It: A photo of the subject's children and/or baby usually without the subject.

What It Says About You: The only thing you have accomplished in your adult live is having children. You used to be fun and fabulous and have lots of friends, but now all you can talk about is play dates, potty training, and Dora the Explorer. But don't worry, being a mother/father is the most important job there is. No really. We mean that. Yup, totally."

That is all.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Childfree as Families of Two - Technorati Lifestyle

Technorati Lifestyle by Laura Carrol
"While not having kids by choice is becoming more accepted with each generation, some attitudes remain a bit more stuck.

One is the idea that two people in a committed relationship who live together and have no kids by choice aren’t considered a “family.” The childfree feel they are a family, but aren’t often seen that way by others with children or those who want them."
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Zellweger on Motherhood: Not an Ambition

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"In the 70s childfree started as a reaction to this “less” concept. While it has more positive connotations than “childless,” “free” is also interpreted negatively, reflecting someone who shuns the responsibilities of parenthood, aka “adulthood.”

Zellweger’s characterization got me thinking maybe the challenge is not so much how to describe yourself as someone who does not want kids as it is to go to the bigger arena and find language that helps disconnect womanhood from motherhood.

Using words like “ambition” when referring to motherhood is a way to do this. If motherhood is seen as one kind of ambition, motherhood is no longer synonymous with womanhood. Motherhood is one thing of many that women can go after in their lives."
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Monday, October 04, 2010

Are Pets the Childfree’s “Kids”?

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GAO Says Female Managers Still Earn Less Than Male Counterparts

GAO Says Female Managers Still Earn Less Than Male Counterparts:
"Women with children had lower salaries than those without: Mothers earned 79 cents for every buck a man took home in 2007, but childfree women earned 83 cents for every dollar a man earned.

'We found that being a mother was associated with lower pay,' Andrew Sherrill, director of education, work force and income security for the GAO, said at the Joint Economic Committee hearing."
Gee, really? Having a major outside commitment affects your job? You don't say.

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