Happy Monday, book friends! I’m off to a slow start today, as I woke up feeling tired and still a bit blah. It was a good weekend overall, and I got to see the D&D movie, so I can’t complain. (P.S. it was SO GOOD.)
Just one book came in the mail this past weekend, and it’s one I preordered a while ago–Ruby Warrington’s Women Without Kids. This book takes a look at the idea of motherhood and how choosing not to enter into it has long been a controversial and taboo choice for women.
As someone who has known from a very young age that motherhood was not for me, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. It’s wonderful to have children if that’s what you want, but there needs to be more acceptance that it isn’t what everyone wants and shouldn’t be treated as a default the way it often is, especially for women. It seems like we’re slowly moving in that direction as a society, but it still feels like something worth talking about given that I still get “you’ll change your mind” and offhand assumptions that I must be a mom since I’m a 31-year-old married woman.
I’m really looking forward to digging into this one! Hope your week gets off to a good start, preferably with a good book.
4 thoughts on “Book Mail Monday 4/3/2023”
That sounds like a great book that many people need to read. My daughter is 35 and many years ago made that decision as well. I can’t believe how rude and presumptuous people can be.
I agree. I have 2 nieces who each decided not to have children and I fully support their decisions. I believe that it’s an individual choice and it should be supported fully.
Thank you! I’m glad your nieces have your support! It’s always great to have family members who back up the choice.
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