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Women under pressure: how society encourages baby factories and toxic mothers

By Adebisi AdewusiDuring the weekend, I watched a few episodes of Hulu’s The Hand Maid’s Tale. The Hand Maid’s Tale is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel of the same title.… Read the rest

The intense scrutiny of the Macrons’ relationship is made worse by the fact that the couple have no children together

By Nina Steele It is quite shocking that so many people seem bothered by the love affair between Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.… Read the rest

Enjoying the simple pleasures of life as a childless couple

By Nina Steele My husband and I have been enjoying watching ‘Breaking Bad’ lately. As anyone familiar with the show would know, the series started in 2008 and ended in 2013.… Read the rest

Just because you are single and childless doesn’t mean you cannot live your fullest life

By Nina Steele Rob 38, is one of the participants in the BBC documentary ‘Second Chance Summer: Tuscany’, the first instalment of which I wrote about last week.… Read the rest

Some people have never experienced the joys of a happy relationship yet they still feel sorry for a happily childless couple

By Nina Steele A few weeks ago, I rang a relative of mine to tell her that my husband and I would be holidaying in the Ivory Coast some time this year, and offered to meet her whilst we were there.… Read the rest

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says his love for his wife is greater than his desire to become a father

By Nina Steele I may not agree with him politically, but the private life of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is worthy of interest.… Read the rest

The story of this childless woman is another reminder that a life well lived has nothing to do with procreation

By Nina Steele In my weekly phone call to my mother, we often reminisce about the past. I left the Ivory Coast almost 20 years ago, and many of the people of my mother’s generation whom I knew growing up, have now passed away.… Read the rest

I feel the pain of the Nigerian man who found out after 32 years that his son wasn’t his but could this be related to the extreme bias against childless women in Africa?

By Nina Steele Like the many people who have made their voices heard since the Jeremy Kyle show aired about the Nigerian man who discovered that his son wasn’t his after 32 years, I felt great sadness for him.… Read the rest

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: the party girl who longed to become a mother (1971-2017)

By Nina Steele She was famously quoted as saying that she hadn’t slept in 20 years, because she was “at so many different parties in so many different countries”.… Read the rest

It takes a strong woman to end a relationship particularly if that means saying goodbye to her hopes of becoming a mother

By Nina Steele My respect for Kylie Minogue has gone up a notch if reports that she has ended her engagement to her fiancé, because he had become too close to another woman, are correct.… Read the rest