November 20, 2017

Childfree Workplace Stigma Questioned (The Billfold)

Childfree Workplace Stigma? (Credit: Robert Servais via Unsplash)

Childfree Workplace Stigma? (Credit: Robert Servais via Unsplash)

How tinted do your grievance glasses have to be to see a bias TOWARDS parents in today’s economy? I’m sorry, employers value parents? […] Trying to work and raise children at the same time in this country is exhausting and expensive… No wonder parents are miserable… But most of the issues articulated in this Fortune piece are work-life balance issues, common to every American employee. (Source: Can Parents And Childfree Employees Stop Fighting Over Who Has It Harder? – The Billfold)

Childfree Stigma and Burden in the Workplace (Fortune)

Childfree stigma at work?

Childfree stigma at work?

Since the 1970s, being childfree — not wanting children — has slowly become more recognized as a legitimate choice… [but] we still have a ways to go when it comes to society accepting those with no children without judgment or stigma. This lack of acceptance has played out in the workplace. (Source: The Brutal Truth About Being Childless at Work – Fortune)