October 24, 2013

“FERTILITY SHAMING” AND THE TERRORS OF THE MINIVAN: Why Popular Culture Wages War Against Large Families. “The minivan symbolizes a family too large to fit into a sedan, and that means more than two children. Large families are ridiculed in our society, made the object of punch-lines and stereotypes, and sometimes that ridicule spills over into malevolence and hatred. Don’t think so? Let’s take a look.”

I’ve written on this topic myself. But just remember — nowadays, having lots of kids is a way to be daring and transgressive.