Blackstone interviewed on childfree by choice movement by Women’s Health

University of Maine professor of sociology Amy Blackstone was interviewed by Women’s Health Magazine on the social constructs of motherhood and the generational movement of women choosing to remain childfree. “We tend to think of motherhood as a natural part of being a woman,” said Blackstone. “Gen Z has insisted on disentangling the connection openly and without apology, but it persists because it’s so deeply embedded in many of our social institutions.” She added that religion, economy and the institution of family depend on the connection between women and motherhood, and that people tend to have negative thoughts regarding women who decide to not have children.