Time cover story on child-free lifestyles

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Registered: 12-01-2001
Time cover story on child-free lifestyles
Sat, 08-03-2013 - 6:08pm

Anyone read it? I'm not a Time suscriber, but I follow the publication on social media, so I've seen the cover and read the headline. Right now the story is locked to suscribers, but here's a bit about the cover shoot: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/08/01/behind-the-cover-randal-fords-america/#1

I'm eager to read what people say about the article as well as the article itself.

Have you read the cover story? What did you think?

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Registered: 07-02-1998
Thu, 09-05-2013 - 10:50pm

I did not read the whole article but I just want to say I think it's great that people are actually realizing there is an alternative and are talking about it.  I am 48 yrs old and have been CFBC since I was in my 20's.  (got myself sterilized at 24.)  Other women still look at me like I have 3 heads when I say I don't have kids by choice, but I don't care.  (one of the perks of getting older, LOL)  Wish more women were able to take this leap. 

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sat, 09-14-2013 - 10:46am

I read it and it is insteresting to note that society seems to place all the pressure on the women (of child-free couples) and not on the men.  Partly because men can always "change their mind" and/or get a younger woman, whereas women have a more limited time when they can become pregnant.

In addition, a lot of that is all about money (isn't anything these days?) as baby and children products are BIG business in the US - they want us to keep popping them out and buying all the necessary and unnecessary stuff.

At the end of the day, my freedom of not having children trumps all societal pressure and stupid advertisement!

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Registered: 04-28-2000
Thu, 09-26-2013 - 1:44pm

I'm very sick and tired of everything being about children.  There is so much more to life than children.  Its about time we realized this and acted on it. 

The article is great, it shows how life is for those of us who are child free.

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Registered: 10-13-2005
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 11:40am

I read the article and thought it was really good.  I am glad that the media is starting to cover the child free life.  There was an episode of Katie a few weeks ago that was on the Child free by Choice topic.  Another good presentation of the Child Free.