February 05, 2006

Purple Woman Online Survey


After toiling many months from original seedling of an idea -- now is the time for implemenation! The Purple WomenTM survey is finally ready.

All childfree women living in North America are invited to take this survey online between now and the end of August. It's fun, and lighthearted and should only take you about 30 minutes (unless you really have a lot to say!). This survey is your chance to tell the "childfree" side of things, shed some light, express yourself.

The results will first appear here on this blog, then be published in more detail in the book I plan to write, called Purple WomenTM. Your identity will remain anonymous within the context of the study. You can learn more about how the data will be handled to ensure your privacy on the Purple Women™ website. There is a link to the Privacy Statement at the bottom of every page.

The official Purple Women™ website introduces the project, my intentions and myself. Of course, you can skip all that and go directly to the survey!

6 comments:

Teri said...
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Anonymous said...

I started to take the survey, but was stumped by the narrow definition of "childfree woman". "Childfree" is apparently defined here as "no children by marriage" which seems very unfair to those of us CFers who are married to non-custodial parents.

My new husband happens to have a teenaged daughter (he was oopsed during a 1-night stand) whom I never see, have no relationship with and whom I have absolutely no part in raising. DH only met her a few years ago and barely even has a parental relationship with her.

So tell me how the heck I am supposed to answer that survey question? Either that, or please revise your definition. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the step parent thing. I'm as childfree as you can get, but my husband has custody of 2 kids half the time. I am not now or will I ever be a mommy, and probably spend less time with the kids than, say, a teacher, but some would not consider me "childfree".
It's not as black and white as some would say it is, you know?

Teri said...

If they don't call you "Mom" welcome to the club! Please take the survey and note it in the second half, the part that is essay, about your non-step relationship. That should do it. Thanks for your comments to you both. Also, please see my recent blog post re: PW Defined.

Teri said...

By way of update, to date (April 4, 2006) I have received exactly 100 valid surveys. I couldn't be more thrilled. Thanks to those of you who cross-posted on other sites.

Robin said...
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