"The media fetishizes celebrity motherhood to the extent that it's practically become pornography," writes Kiri Blakeley in Forbes. This paints an outlandishly unrealistic portrait of motherhood, and adds to the pressure on all women to have kids.
Elizabeth Gilbert -- author of the bestselling "Eat, Pray, Love," now a big-budget Julia Roberts movie -- makes a strong case for going childfree.
Environmental journalist Fred Pearce has pissed off many by arguing that we don?t need to worry about population. Watch him chat with Jon Stewart.
Pundits have seized on the fact that new Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan has no kids. Even "feminists"Â say she comes up short for being childfree.
Activist Stephanie Mills answers this question: "What advice do you give people who feel conflict about having children and living sustainably?"
An irreverent little video about population pressures -- "The Stork" by Nina Paley. Watch it here.
In honor of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, here are two videos showing what would happen if we humans suddenly up and disappeared.
Art: Nina PaleyLes U. Knight (get it?) is the face and the force behind the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT, pronounced vehement). Motto: “May we live long and die out.” It might sound like a strident or mean-spirited campaign, but …
[See UPDATE below.] McDonald’s has a new localwashing campaign playing out on billboards in Seattle. This one targets the Ballard neighborhood … Photos: Gilman Park … and comes with an amusing disclaimer: “Participation and duration may vary.” This one targets …