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The childless woman – a monster

Den barnlösa kvinnan – ett monster -Aftonbladet (Sweden)

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The childless woman - a monster

Caroline Hainer on how women who are not mothers are depicted on film

Hollywood is not kind to the childless woman. In the Avengers : Age of Ultron collects a bunch of superheroes to save the world once again. One of them is the timid researcher Dr Banner ( Mark Ruffalo ) who becomes the green muscle bundle Hulk when he is angry. For a moment with the film's only female superhero Black Widow ( Scarlett Johansson ) he regrets and says he is a monster, a freak. But Black Widow contradicts telling her she can't have children. She trumps with "Do you still think you are the only monster in the group?".

.... In the book Otherhood, author Melanie Notkin suggests another word for voluntary childless who does not sound like a negation or a state of emergency.

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