“We as women do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate”. These were Jennifer Aniston’s words in July 2016, after yet again being hounded by the press following rumours of pregnancy. Are we still a society that expects women to conform to this social norm?
Birth rates are dropping and the number of childfree women is on the rise. This is due to a increase in feminism, broader access to reproductive choices and higher participation in the paid workforce. However, despite this, women who choose not to have children are still coming under a lot of criticism from society and the media.
In this documentary, I meet women from all over the globe who have made this choice, to discover the pressures they face and see how their decision has impacted their lives.
Read the blog that follows the documentary’s progress and provides some additional content.