Not everyone has the luxury of choice with children
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"People are waking up to the fact that parenthood has moved from an assumption to a decision," Scott said. "The question 'When should we have kids?' has morphed into 'Should we have kids?'."
A childless man does not find himself subject to the same scrutiny as a childless woman. Childless celebrities abound, from Oprah to Condoleeza Rice, but many people still harbor prejudice against women who remain childfree.
"Any woman who didn't have a child by the time she hit 30 used to be called a 'career woman' until someone knocked on 2011's door and said that careers for single women, even married women, even moms, are not so much of a choice these days.Although the article is pro-childfree, I do take umbrage with its purported representation of the single set. I am sure there are plenty of single folk just looking for love. I do quite enjoy marriage, and my life wouldn't be as good if I didn't have someone who knows me better than anyone, who is always there at the end of the day to laugh with and talk about nothing to. But guess what? That's a product of who I am, and the way I am wired. It is not universal. There are also people who love nothing more than coming home to a peacefully empty apartment, or some cats, or perhaps an iguana.
So now you've got a new name: 'delayer.' 'Women with a college degree are experiencing a 'delayer boom,' the Census Bureau states in a report, 'giving birth at a later age than other women but still having fewer children overall by the end of their childbearing years.'