The shock-absorber generation

Interesting article by Jody Day in The Guardian today entitled “Childlessness is a political, as well as deeply personal, issue“.

While identifying with the difficulty of watching siblings’ children take centre stage at Christmas (and feeling bitter about the days spent preparing and cooking for them, and then feeling hateful for feeling bitter), at least I’ve never been relegated to a tent in the garden!

At the time of posting, there are 921 comments already. This is a topic that really gets people exercised.

Jody has set up an organisation for those who are childless/childfree by circumstance, called Gateway-women.com. It runs workshops and events and hosts a supportive online community. There should probably be a branch for men too.

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