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June 28th 2022: Encore Foundations of Our Movement: Childfree-Parenthood-by Choice

Our focus for this episode, will be on the origins of the childfree-parenthood-by-choice movement, the fight against pronatalism in the United States, and where we are today. Pronatalist culture, policy and language continues to permeate within personal relationships, across cultures, in the workplace, and through media and entertainment narratives. How do we become fully acknowledged as a diverse community of people who comprise approximately 25% of the overall population? Today we will honor the foundational work of the National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), later renamed the Natio

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Joan Eisenstodt

Ohio native, Joan Eisenstodt, born in the late 1940s, gave little thought early on to what her life would be. It was expected she would go from grade school through college, then marry and have children. As a child she remembers playing “teacher” but never “mother.” It was only after dropping out of college, working, and marrying young, that she began to consider options. In the early 1970s, Joan read a short article in Time magazine about a new organization, the National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), and about Ellen Peck and Shirley Radl, the founders. Intrigued, Joan contacted Ellen and Shirley, read Ellen’s book, “The Parent Trap” (1971), and began her journey to being childfree-by
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4062/new-legacy-radio 12/08/2022 11:00 12/08/2022 12:00 New Legacy Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4062/new-legacy-radio Our focus for this episode, will be on the origins of the childfree-parenthood-by-choice movement, the fight against pronatalism in the United States, and where we are today. Pronatalist culture, policy and language continues to permeate within personal relationships, across cultures, in the workplace, and through media and entertainment narratives. How do we become fully acknowledged as a diverse community of people who comprise approximately 25% of the overall population? Today we will honor the foundational work of the National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), later renamed the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), founded by Ellen Peck and Shirley Radl, in 1972. And although not having children wasn’t new, and has been a reality for centuries, creating a visible movement, and speaking publicly to these issues was, particularly as it relates to the matter of choice. The purpose of NON was to support those who chose not to have children, educating the public around non-parenthood as a choice, bringing greater awareness of overpopulation, and supporting other groups with aligned goals. Our guest for this episode is social justice activist and entrepreneur, and former NON spokesperson, Joan Eisenstodt. Joan will share her journey to being childfree, and her history making experience in her home state of Ohio, as well as their experiences in the childfree movement. We will discuss reproductive justice, and voluntarily sterilization, for those who choose not to have children. We will reflect on what has changed since the start of the childfree-parenthood-by-choice movement, and not. Our conversation will assess the status of reproductive rights today, the perception of those without children, and what is needed going forward, for our community. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio ecards@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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