January 27, 2006

Social Stigma

Dr. Carolyn Ray, a Purple Woman, has given me permission to re-publish this quote. It was written in an email to her in response to her website/essay about the social stigma of not wanting children. I've added added a link to the sidebar:

"My husband and I have likened staying child free to running down a hall with people throwing chairs in your way, trying to trip you up. The journey requires a definite thoughtful resilience in the face of overwhelming disapproval from family, friends and religious organizations."
--Jennifer Enright-Ford, childfree, married 15 years, August 2000

Social Stigma & Enlightenment

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

What a fantastic essay! Thanks for posting a link to it, Teri. I really enjoyed it!