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Topic: Childfree

In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  Childfree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number of these women who are childfree is unknown, but the National Center of Health Statistics confirms that the percentage of American women of childbearing age who define themselves as voluntarily childless (or childfree) rose sharply in the 1990s: from 2.4 percent in 1982 to 4.3 percent in 1990 to 6.6 percent in 1995.
A statistical survey of the childfree found that common reasons for the choice to be childfree included not wanting to sacrifice privacy/personal space and time for children; having no compelling reason to have children; actively not wanting children around; being perfectly content with pets; and seeing the effects of children on family/friends.
Childfree individuals sometimes respond to these accusations of selfishness by claiming that the act of having children can itself be just as or even more selfish especially when bad or lazy parenting creates many long term problems for both the children themselves and wider society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Childfree   (2594 words)

 Childfree - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Childfree people believe that they, as humans, were mistakenly brought into this world and they are still bitter about it.
Childfree members often share their shock over acceptable child behavior, and reminisce about the "old days" when parents taught their children not to scream and cry in public, steal other people's belongings, deliberately break others possessions, or demand constant, unwarranted attention from all.
Most childfree community members are quite compassionate towards others, as long as they are adult childfree people, or cats, or people that like dressing up in animal suits and having sex.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Childfree   (1090 words)

 Being Childfree
People who call themselves "childfree" mean that they have no children and don't intend to have any, through their own choice.
Some childfree people actually like children and care deeply for their well-being, but simply feel no need to have any of their own.
Childfree people of this type may sometimes become teachers, preferring to spread their attention over many children rather than just one or two of their own, and they're often much beloved by their nieces and nephews.
www.amk.ca /personal/childfree   (933 words)

 Hexapedia - Childfree (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Childfree describes those who do not have, and do not desire, children.
The term stands in contrast to "childless", which some argue implies that children are "lacking" and desired; childfree persons would argue that their lives can be complete without offspring.
While gay men and lesbians can be childfree, they rarely adopt the label; the vast majority of those who do are straight (or, potentially, bisexual).
www.hexafind.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/childfree   (339 words)

 the childfree-by-choice pages [books]
She allows 23 voluntarily childfree, sterilized women to tell their stories and to reveal the struggles they faced in being women without children in a society which expects women to be mothers.
She employs feminist and sociological perspectives to highlight the fact that voluntarily childfree women are perceived as abnormal and are often the target of negative and critical comment.
From Amazon:(Campbell) allows 23 voluntarily childfree, sterilized women to tell their stories and to reveal the struggles they faced in being women without children in a society which expects women to be mothers.
www.childfree.net /books.html   (1728 words)

 RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Learning About Infertility: Childfree
Choosing to live childfree is a way to resolve your infertility.
Childfree living can be a rewarding, fulfilling alternative to couples facing the crisis of infertility.
When couples experiencing infertility move through the grief over not having a pregnancy or a biologically linked child, it's an opening into a world of possibilities.
www.resolve.org /site/PageServer?pagename=lrn_chfr_home   (79 words)

 Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Charlotte: Cover: cover story: Childfree in America
Although she steadfastly considers herself childfree, she's been told by many that she has no right to refer to herself by that term because she's a stepmother.
Smalheer says she decided she was childfree when just 12 years old, but five years ago she fell in love with a man who had a child from a previous marriage.
One idea that's beginning to gain strength and popularity in the childfree realm is that childfree is an inherent psychological imprint, a trait you are born with, like homosexuality.
charlotte.creativeloafing.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:7584   (3153 words)

 Childfree stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This story is added to both the childfree and veterans sections as he had it done way back in 1980.
We are childfree, and want to remain childfree, so sterilization was a good option.
Childfree lady posters story of her husband's vasectomy from her perspective.
www.vasectomy-information.com /stories/childfree.htm   (2310 words)

 Childfree And Loving It .: BookPleasures.com
Here she gives an overview of the many reasons why people choose not to have children, they range from simply not having the desire to be a mother (as actress Helen Mirren was quoted), to having more time to oneself and for the partner to a genuine concern for the environment.
Contrary to general assumptions childfree people are well aware of what it means to be a parent, this becomes clear in chapter “What You Won’t Be Missing Out On”, hence their choice.
Childfree people it emerges are also well aware of the advantages their childfree life brings.
www.bookpleasures.com /Lore2/idx/28/1562/Womens_Issues/article/Childfree_And_Loving_It.html   (842 words)

 Happily Childfree
You might not find childfree people, but you are likely to find people with older children (who have more time to do stuff), people who actually use babysitters (I think there are a few of those people left), people who are infertile, or people who are non-custodial parents, or empty-nesters.
A lot of childfree sites have a lot of ranting and I see it as just people venting their frustrations which I believe is a healthy outlet.
Part of the purpose of this site is to help childfree people feel that they are not alone in their thoughts and feelings, so showing them that other childfree people rant about the same things they want to rant about is part of making them feel less alone.
www.happilychildfree.com   (1282 words)

 Whatever: Cogent Childfree Arguments
Disregarding humanity's overarching biological tendency for procreation, which reaches well into the childfree camp itself (I imagine the childfree like having sex, even if they prefer not to deal with the intended biological end result).
By being childfree, they did not spawn the workers who would help pay for their Social Security as well -- and those workers who don't exist quite obviously won't have children of their own to pay my Social Security when the time comes.
I will admit to some mellowing as a parent, but let's not mince words: Some kids are obnoxious, some parents are clueless, and the sooner they're beaten with a stick, the happier we'll all be.
www.scalzi.com /whatever/002969.html   (1019 words)

 After Infertility Treatment: Childfree Living
If you have decided to end your fertility treatments, you may be wondering what the next option for you to turn to is. Many men and women that have faced infertility issues decide to continue on their quest for a child, either through adoption or surrogacy.
Also referred to a childless living, living childfree can be a very rewarding and selfless act that will allow you to fulfill some of your innermost dreams.
Once you have made your decision to live childfree, the first step to enjoying a happy, healthy life is to grieve your loss.
sharedjourney.com /after/childfree.html   (959 words)

 Are the Childfree Selfish? - Married No Kids
Despite their insistence, choosing to live a childfree lifestyle is not a selfish decision.
But the childfree have carefully considered the life that their potential offspring might lead before making their decision to not raise children.
To me, the bottom-line on whether or not the childfree decision is selfish: Someone must be harmed by a decision for that choice to qualify as a selfish action, and since a non-existent child can´t be hurt, the decision not to have children can´t be considered selfish.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art1235.asp   (458 words)

 RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Childfree: Myths and Facts
Childfree people fill their lives with work, hobbies, artistic endeavors, political causes and they also fill them with children!
For those couples, childfree living would be the end of the road.
And contrary to the stereotype of selfishness, a high percentage of childfree people are teachers, social workers, or people who spend their weekends doing volunteer work with children or for a social cause.
www.resolve.org /site/PageServer?pagename=lrn_chfr_maf   (537 words)

 morality of the childfree
Procreators will deny it to their graves, but I now believe that the mind of a breeder is more primal than the mind of a childfree.
Breeders say that they are compelled to love their children even if he or she grows up to be another Hitler.
They are primitive, illogical, “my blood is best” race baiters who are quick to soak up praise yet willing to put the bad on the shoulders of the Divine Plan of God.
moralchildfree.tripod.com /id1.html   (1439 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | The rise of the 'childfree'
Nowadays, a growing number of women are insisting on the term childfree - with its emphasis on liberation.
She believes the number without children will double in many countries to around 20% - except Germany, where the figure is already closer to 30%, partly because it is seen as having some of the most family unfriendly policies in Europe.
This is partly why Europe is now following the US with the establishment of active groups of the childfree, some of whom are demanding a better deal for their members.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4813590.stm   (1110 words)

 Childfree By Choice/ Childfreebychoice.Com: Welcome!
However, because the term childfree is relatively new, the phrases childfree by choice and childless by choice are often used interchangeably.
Sometimes childless adults choose the childfree life after realizing that they like their lives just as they are and would miss the freedom.
Historically, many childfree people have been active volunteers and generous philanthropists, while others spent their childhoods helping raise their siblings, or currently act as caretakers for their aging parents.
www.childfreebychoice.com   (359 words)

 Childfree : Society : Lifestyle Choices : Childfree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Childfree" is used to describe those who choose not to have children.
Childfree by Choice: Childfree quotes, blogs, apparel, message board, and a list of childfree celebrities.
Childfree Movies Please: Petition requests that movie theaters establish guidelines regarding when children under a certain age are allowed in theaters.
www.webinfosearch.com /Top/Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Childfree   (170 words)

 Childfree Abby
Throughout the festivities your lack of any form of parenting skills was as painfully obvious as you were painfully oblivious to havoc being wrought around you.
ChildFree Abby gleans her material from various sources widely available on the Net.
ChildFree Abby would like to inform readers that while her responses are copyright, she explicitly grants permission for them to be used for non-commercial purposes provided that credit is given.
www.dismal-light.net /childfreeabby   (346 words)

 Early Childfree Influences
Most childfree adults can recall certain childhood memories that influenced us to make our choice about not having children.
Perhaps it was a favorite childfree relative; or something our own parents or grandparents said or did; or interaction with other children; or societal situations that made a lasting impression upon us in regard to our life choice.
I had a favorite aunt and uncle who were childfree, and I used to be invited to their home.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/childfree_by_choice/48595   (623 words)

 alt.support.childfree Charter and FAQ
Message-ID: X-Last-Updated: 2003/05/30 From: alt.support.childfree FAQ Maintainer Newsgroups: alt.support.childfree Subject: alt.support.childfree Charter and FAQ Reply-To: blahdeblah@myrealbox.com Keywords: childfree, child-free, childless by choice Date: 11 May 2004 10:51:35 GMT Archive-Name: support/childfree/faq Disclaimer: Approval for *.answers is based on form, not content.
If you've decided that you don't want children, you're childfree, regardless of whether or not you're actually fertile and have to therefore work hard at *staying childfree.
This group is for the childfree and for childless people in the process of deciding whether to be childfree.
www.faqs.org /faqs/support/childfree/faq   (3774 words)

 Whatever: Trolling the Childfree
Since this particular Whatever has been loitering unnoticed in the archives for a couple of years, I was curious as to how it came to their attention at all.
Turns out one of the childfree folks entered the words "exploding babies" into a Google search (this is apparently something you do when you spend a lot of time in alt.support.childfree), and that Whatever is the first thing that pops up in the search list.
Leaving aside the issue of childless people in general, most of whom are perfectly nice folks, the sort of evolutionary cul-de-sacs who vent about the evils of breeding on alt.support.childfree are exactly the sort of people that I want to see smeared with the rhinovirus-infested mucus of an out-of-control three-year-old at the mall.
www.scalzi.com /whatever/002971.html   (1718 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for alt.support.childfree Part 1
"Childfree" people don't want them, don't have them and are positive they don't want them.
The first one is for people who have made a decision and want to hang out with cf and cf-friendly types, but talk about lotsa stuff, not just being cf.
The second one is a place for fencesitters and cfers to interact, specifically on the topic on living cf.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/faqs/alt-support-childfree.html   (1712 words)

 Moral Childfree
People like us who choose to be childfree in order to spare people the trouble, stress and pain that life brings are often accused of being negative.
Being childfree is the one of the best, if not the best moral choice a person can make.
When people open their eyes to the realities of life, they will be tend to have greater respect for the childfree for their merciful lifestyle choice.
moralchildfree.tripod.com   (1861 words)

 Childfree By Choice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Part 2 contains guidelines for posting to this group, and some responses that childfree people have already made to frequently asked questions about the desire not to raise children.
Childfree means that you don't have children, aren't going to have children, and are happy about this.
That's a term that the childfree often hear from parents who think that once you have children, you magically never hate them.
www.eilertech.com /faqs/cbcfaq.htm   (1716 words)

 Childfree information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Men with kids don't usually have a problem getting a doctor to perform a vasectomy, but those of us who are childfree often encounter doctors that are unwilling and unhelpful.
Childfree vasectomy Humorous account of a vasectomy from a childfree writer.
In my case the doc said that to her knowledge the childfree men were the least likely to reverse, but I doubt all the doctors are going to be aware of such details.
www.vasectomy-information.com /cfree/cfree.htm   (1311 words)

 Top Ten Childfree Myths
A childfree woman will miss the experience of child-bearing and nurturing, and needs this to be fulfilled.
Young childfree adults who say they don't want children will change their minds.
The childfree brag about their lifestyles, and this is taken as an insult by parents.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/childfree_by_choice/39629   (551 words)

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