Monthly Archives: October 2012

The perils of pronatalism

Earlier this year the South African president, Jacob Zuma, caused a stir when he was quoted as saying, “I was happy because I wouldn’t want to stay with daughters who are not getting married. Because that in itself is a … Continue reading

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Take our survey (gremlins evicted)

Hi everyone, Our survey is still open for participation – and the technical issues are resolved. So, please Click here to take survey and have your say!! The Research Team **************************************

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How to take part

We’ve had a number of responses to our research, a big Thank you! to those who have participated.  If you haven’t yet, we’d really value your input, and there are several ways that you can contribute: 1. Fill out a quick questionnaire: Click … Continue reading

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It’s your choice, but…

One of our team members wrote a piece entitled Childfree: It’s your choice but… for FeministsSA.com, a South African-based blog ‘for women, by women’. In the article Tracy argues that until both reproduction and non-reproduction are seen as legitimate choices, … Continue reading

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Disregarded, disbelieved and dissmissed: reactions to the childfree

I came accross this piece by Laura Carroll If Not Wanting Kids Is ‘Entirely Normal,’ Why Is It Hard to Totally Accept? and thought I’d share the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-carroll/if-not-wanting-kids-is-en_b_1909823.html?utm_hp_ref=tw  In the article Carroll discusses reactions to people’s decision to be … Continue reading

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