Say it loud: I’m childfree and I’m proud

June 3, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Many thanks to Sally Mattison for this article. See: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-30-gink-manifesto-say-it-loud-im-childfree-and-im-proud.

You can also see a response by Lisa Hymas to comments on her article at http://www.grist.org/article/2010-04-02-debunking-the-youd-be-a-great-green-parent-argument#comments and a follow up article by her at http://www.grist.org/article/2010-04-06-we-need-birth-control-not-geoengineering.

Also see Lisa interviewed on MSNBC at http://www.grist.org/article/2010-04-19-lisa-hymas-childfree-living-population-msnbc-dylan-ratigan/

Say it loud: I’m childfree and I’m proud

In 1969, graduating college senior Stephanie Mills made national headlines with a commencement address exclaiming that, in the face of impending ecological devastation, she was choosing to forgo parenthood. “I am terribly saddened by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is to have no children at all,” she told her classmates.

I come here before you today to make the same proclamation-with a twist. I am thoroughly delighted by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is to have no children at all.

For full article, visit:
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-30-gink-manifesto-say-it-loud-im-childfree-and-im-proud


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