Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: September 19, 2012

Year of Publication: 2012

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: Atlantic Media Compant

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Newspaper: The Atlantic

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Why the ingrained expectation that women should desire to become parents is unhealthy.

Jessica Valenti writes, “American culture can’t accept the reality of a woman who does not want to be a mother. It goes against everything we’ve been taught to think about women and how desperately they want babies. If we’re to believe the media and pop culture, women — even teen girls — are forever desperate for a baby. It’s our greatest desire. The truth is most women spend the majority of their lives trying not to get pregnant.”

 

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