Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Rodgers, J
2018
January
Women: A Cultural Review
On the Margins of Motherhood: Choosing to Be Child-Free in Lucie Joubert's L'Envers du landau (2010)
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Optional Fields
CHILDLESSNESS VOLUNTARY
29
75
96
Voluntarily choosing not to have children is increasingly becoming a preferred life option in contemporary society. Yet there remains an inherent suspicion and pitying of women who do not follow what is still perceived, despite several waves of feminism, as their biological destiny. Such choices are considered 'unspeakable' by the dominant pronatalist discourse that currently presides in western advanced-capitalist society. This article attempts to challenge and reverse prescribed beliefs about motherhood and create a textual space for those who have been denigrated for choosing not to become mothers.
ABINGDON
0957-4042
10.1080/09574042.2018.1425537
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