Childfree Loudmouths’ co-hosts, Lilith & Balthazar, are back! We’re sharing more listener e-mails (moderately edited for clarity and length), one of which includes a listener-submitted parent-couple which was chosen as our Asshole(s) of the Week for their bullying behavior! After dissecting the e-mails for more reasons which might fit into Balt’s previous theory that the reasons for breeding come down to two motivations, we get personal. Balt shares some of his reproductive history, his experience with getting a vasectomy and he addresses […]

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In our last podcast episode, Balt shared an article about adult bullying and hypothesized that this dynamic is an accurate description of how our larger culture and individual parents (or their cliques) treat people in the childfree by choice community. If this theory is correct, let’s look at one of the ways that behavior might manifest.

 

Labels & Stereotypes

“You’re so selfish and self-absorbed for not having kids.”

“You’ll never know the true meaning of what it is to love someone until you are a parent.”

 

We’ve heard them all. While we may not have to worry about name-calling quite so much as adults, labels and stereotypes for childfree populations are numerous. We’re told we’re sad, lonely, bereft, and inferior… that our choices, relationships and […]

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Join Childfree Loudmouths’ co-hosts, Lilith and Balthazar, as they share some of the stories and responses fellow listeners have shared over the past two weeks! After reviewing some of our other favorite child-free interactions on social media since our debut episode, we’ll talk about who made our Asshole of the Week list. Balt also shares an interesting article on adult bullying and theorizes such bullying behaviors could be attributed to many breeder-populations in their interactions with those who are childfree by choice. What do you think? Do you have experiences in which […]

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20 Aug / 2018

Ep. 1: Introductions

Public Facebook posts discussed in this Childfree Loudmouths episode.

Meet the Childfree Loudmouths’ co-hosts, Lilith and Balthazar, in our debut episode as we give a brief recap on when we knew the decision to be child free was right for us. Get an earful of what to expect in future episodes, hopefully to include interviews, listener mail and the evisceration of hate mail. This episode also includes the first (but not the last) examination of children and parenting in social media. Get ready to be loud & proud. […]

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