Hi, friends. Some thoughts.
Just putting in some thoughts even as Women and Words winds down to its hiatus (which begins June 1, ICYMI).
I read an essay today on Feminist Giant by Mona Eltahawy titled Essay: Unmothering.” Eltahawy is a feminist author and speaker.
It starts thus:
I am childfree by choice.
My maternal grandmother had 11 children. My mother is the eldest of those children and she has three children of her own. I am the eldest of those children and I am glad to have none of my own.
It is still a taboo to say that.
She continues, discussing her realization that she didn’t want kids and that she never wanted them. And I think about all the ciswomen out there who have been pressured or felt pressured to reproduce. Eltahawy did marry a guy, but divorced a couple years later:
If marrying him was the biggest…
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