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I dont know who it is, probably some geek - said that when a female gets to a certain age, all her sexuality goes. Shes not a vital person anymore. If youre somebodys mother youre not vital. This is such crap, because youre still a person. You still have all the things that you came into childbearing with and all that kind of stuff.
— Pat Benatar —

Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.

— Norman Mailer

Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.

— Andrea Dworkin

Being a childless woman of childbearing age, I am a walking target for people's concerned analysis. No one looks at a single man with a Labrador retriever and says, "Will you look at the way he throws the tennis ball to that dog? Now there's a guy who wants to have a son." A dog, after all, is man's best friend, a comrade, a pal. But give a dog to a woman and people will say she is sublimating. If she says that she, in fact, doesn't want children, they will nod understandingly and say, "You just wait." For the record, I do not speak to my dog in baby talk, nor when calling her do I say, "Come to Mama.

— Ann Patchett

For the strength of a man and the softness of a woman, the institution of the family, and the differentiation of occupations are mere militant necessities of an age of physical force; where population is balanced and abundant, much childbearing becomes an evil rather than a blessing to the State; where violence comes but rarely and offspring are secure, there is less necessity-indeed there is no necessity-for an efficient family, and the specialization of the sexes with reference to their children's needs disappears. We see some beginnings of this even in our own time, and in this future age it was complete.

— H.G. Wells

There are enough women to do the childbearing and the childrearing. I know of none who can write my books.

— Henry Handel Richardson

Common morality now treats childbearing as an aberration. There are practically no good reasons left for exercising one's fertility.

— Germaine Greer

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