"Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, will deliver a keynote based on the book. “The myopic view of mother as all women establishes women who don’t have children ...Read More »
"Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, will deliver a keynote based on the book. “The myopic view of mother as all women establishes women who don’t have children as the ‘other’ to mother,” she explained. The consequences of this othering are significant: “If we are ‘other’ to mother then we will never live our full authentic lives, because we will always be measured against what society believes to be our potential.” This, according to Notkin, is an important issue feminism has yet to fully address."
I was only trying to make conversation, as one does at a party. But when I was introduced to a reality-show star, the conversation ended just as quickly as it began.
We started with the customary “...Read More »
In advance of Melanie Notkin's keynote speech at the first Not-Mom Summit on Friday, October 9, 2015, she was invited on the IdeaStream show on NPR, Cleveland OH to discuss Otherhood.
Listen in her...Read More »
I asked Melanie Notkin what she thought of Cattrall’s parenting comments. Notkin, an aunt to six nieces and nephews, is the creator of Savvy Auntie, an online community for PANKS (that’s professional ...Read More »
The large-scale derision of Cattrall’s maternal-ness also lays bare how resentful many still feel toward a 59-year-old woman who opted out of motherhood proper. Childless women are very often still cr...Read More »
Author of 'Otherhood' shines light on women who are childless because they didn't find the right partner.
By Nara Schoenberg
Melanie Notkin could not have been clearer about her desire to have c...Read More »
Originally published on the Huffington Post.
"Auntie! We're family!"
With a big wide-eyed smile, my then-2-year-old nephew had exclaimed the three words that changed my life. He was expressing h...Read More »
Why Can’t We Accept That Some Women Don’t Want Kids?
There Is No ‘Normal’ American Family Anymore. But Heads Still Shake When It Comes to Women’s Reproductive Choices.
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This collection certainly refutes the notion that people without kids are somehow seriously uninterested in kids. Did you want to highlight that?
I didn’t seek it out and I did not give my contributo...Read More »