Purple WomenTM Count, and they blog about it. Thanks to the following childfree women who put up leading posts and helped me get the word out about our staged online event:
BritGirl Childfree and Invisible
Philadelphia Bunnyface Not as Purple as I Should Be
M Are the Childfree Invisible in our Society?
Shelley End of Tunnel: Purple Women Count
The articles above are great commentary. They are long and well thought out, so get your cup of tea or coffee and pull up a chair.
- M points out that in the end, we really have more in common than not, and perhaps that's what we should focus on.
- Philly Bunny talks about the pain of family pressure and why she does not like to reveal that she is childless by choice.
- BritGirl puts a fine point on just how excluded we are, and explores whether or not we represent a true social movement. (She also does a follow-up post, see links below.)
- Shelley, a Regular Contributor at PW&F, explains why she would prefer to read childfree women bloggers...and where are they anyway?
Big news, we have their attention my fellow Purple Women:
I contacted the organizers of BlogHer's 2008 Convention to be held in Chicago and suggested they consider having a panel of childfree women bloggers. They replied favorably and asked me to get back to them with names of potential panelists and a list of questions. Who's in?I am also working in the background to develop our very own PW blogroll. Yes, I think we should point out why, and asked to be included as Women Without Children in other supposedly inclusive women-centric sites, and we can also get organized and do it for ourselves. We will probably never be mainstream, but we are getting harder to ignore.
Also check out these Purple WomenTM to see what they write about on our day...
Dani Purple Melange
Neda A Childfree Choice: A Purple Letter Day
Escape Brooklyn Top Ten Reasons I Don't Want Kids
Beany Being Purple
Angry Grrrl Childfree Women: Blog and Be Counted on 11/15!
CalliGrafiti Childfree Blogger
Ravan Another Ravan Perch
Addy CF Unscripted
BritGirl Childfree ... Do We Count?
Amanda Jayne Purple Women Count
LunarKitty Purple Women Count Today
My thanks to all those who have contacted me, who have inserted a button, and posted notice of our staged online event on childfree forums and groups lists. If you'd like the HTML code for the PW button that links to this blog, please email me directly (I love to hear from readers).
Wear it with pride ladies!
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