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Childfree Representation in Television and Movies

In the last TV show or movie you watched, were there any couples who were together and happy, but didn’t have kids? It isn’t likely. Positive childfree representation on TV and in movies is pretty uncommon. The childfree characters you do see, end up having children eventually. Characters without children are usually only used for conflict in a story, and the only…

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Childfree Communities and Hostility

Childfree communities often receive a bad reputation for being mean. That’s a fair judgement. In facebook groups and on other corners of the internet where childfree people gather, a few common themes take form. From “children and bad parents are annoying,” to “there should be child-free venues and restaurants,” to “I hate children,” many in the childfree community express negative…

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What Do The Childfree Want? An Overview of Childfreedom

The childfree community often comes across as a cynical, heartless, and kid-hating mob. While at a first glance this may seem accurate, it just isn’t true. Many people assume that childfreedom just involves being smug towards parents, going on vacations, and posting captioned pictures on social media about being the “cool aunt.” While this is awesome, it isn’t what being…

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Why Don’t You Have Kids? And Other Responses to Questions Parents Ask

There’s this common thing in the childfree community called “bingos.” Bingos are phrases and cliches that people say when they hear someone is childfree. “Why are they called bingos?” you may ask. These commonly repeated phrases hold the name bingo because you could put these phrases on a bingo card. In order to make things easier for us childfree, here are…

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Overpopulation: The Reason Why Some Choose To Not Raise Kids

People choose to be childfree for any number of reasons. Some make the decision because of past experiences with kids, others because they’ve simply never wanted kids, and others choose childfreedom to offset overpopulation. An overpopulated earth is a large concern to many in the childfree community. I’ve always wondered if that was a valid argument, so now i’m giving…

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Being Childfree Doesn’t Make You Selfish

One of the most common phrases the childfree community will hear, is “You don’t want kids? That’s so selfish!” It’s an irritating and baseless phrase, and can be all too familiar to anyone who is childfree. First off, I don’t understand this reaction. Should I care about something that doesn’t yet (or ever will) exist? Is it selfish for some other reason?…

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