Pressure & Expectations

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Why Baby Bonuses Do Not Work

With falling fertility rates in many developed countries, the concept of a baby bonus continues to be deferred to as a default way to boost rates of births. In Australia, since 1976, the average number of babies born to a woman throughout…
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The selishness of being 'grandma'

As a childfree woman, I have been called selfish more times than I can count. The one thing that truly baffles me though is why? Why am I selfish when mothers WANT to have children. They do not NEED to have them. Growing up in a pronatalist…
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Don’t worry you’ll change your mind when you meet Mr Right

‘Don’t worry you’ll change your mind when you meet Mr. Right’. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this pearl of wisdom throughout the years. I’ve known for quite some time that I don’t want to have children. It’s…
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We will have children someday, wont we?

My decision to be childfree hasn’t always been clear cut. Before I got married, my husband and I talked about having children many times. Each conversation always ended the same way, we would have children “someday.” We were never…
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Living in a world that expects reproduction

We live in a pronatalist society. That is a fact! Since the dawn of time, the world has been centred around family. In case you were wondering what I mean. A Pronatalist policy is a policy introduced by the government to increase fertility…
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Are you too young to know if you want children?

I knew from a young age I didn’t want to have children. I remember clearly being quite disgusting when friends at school talked about just wanting to get married and have kids. That was probably about age 16/17. I remember when I was 9/10…
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Subtle pressure of expectation

As women, one of the biggest pressures to have children often comes from your parents or family. I have friends and co-workers who have shared stories with me of not really wanting kids or sitting on the fence about kids, yet, still deciding…
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Subtle pressure and expectations to have kids - I'm over it!

As women, one of the biggest pressures to have children often comes from your parents or family. I have friends and co-workers who have shared stories with me of not really wanting kids or sitting on the fence about kids, yet, still deciding…