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Your evening longread: Why some people choose to be childfree

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

Every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

Being childfree

Writer Emma Gannon writes about why she chose to be childfree – and the judgements that can come with that.

(Elle, approx 10 mins reading time)

 For years, I had struggled to articulate why I felt so differently about being a mother compared to other thirtysomething women I knew. I realised it was because there had never been a language that moved beyond the claptrap and cliché to explain why women had decided to opt out of parenthood. (The stereotypes being that we were selfish, narcissistic, hedonistic, even.) As I replied to each message, it felt like a cloud had been lifted. That, finally, the decision to say no to being a mother could at last be celebrated.

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