Do You Have Kids? (eBook)
Life When The Answer Is No
de Kate Kaufmann
Sobre o livro
Weaving together stories from non-moms aged thirty-seven to ninety-one, a growing body of research, and the authors own story,Do You Have Kids? probes the non-mom's entire adulthoodfrom the morphing meaning of family to what she leaves behind when she dies.
Today about one in five American women will never have children, whether by choice or by destiny. Yet few women talk much about what not having kids means to their lives and identities. Not that they dont want to; there just arent obvious catalysts for such open conversations. In fact, social taboos preclude exploration of the topicand since our family-centric culture doesnt know quite what to do with non-parents, theres potential for childless and childfree women to be sidelined, ignored, or drowned out. Yet theres widespread, pent-up demand for understanding and validating this perfectly normal way of being. In this straight-shooting, exhaustively researched book, women without kids talk candidly about the ways in which their lives deviate from societal norms and expectations" here, instead of at end of sentencethe good, the bad, and the unapparentin which their lives deviate from societal norms and expectations.