Why is debunking that lie so necessary for today's generation of women?
Why is debunking that lie so necessary for today's generation of women?I believe my generation was the guinea pig for testing the limits of our fertilities, and no one is to blame. When I was young, the messages of feminism for women to pursue higher degrees and careers dovetailed perfectly with advances in reproductive science (better birth control, IVF, etc.). This confluence gave women the feeling that they could delay motherhood until they were ready to have children. Now, we are at a critical moment when many women of my generation (in our late 30s and 40s) are confronting the difficulties of trying to have and raise children when we’re older and wondering if maybe we waited too long. My goal is not to instill panic, but to provide more complete and updated information so that the next generations can make better decisions about their futures. [Tanya Selvaratnam via]