by rantywoman

Despite the privileged lives most of my friends seem to be living, statistics tell us that less women are having children, the women who are having children are having fewer of them, and many of those women are single parents.

I once read an article by Susan Sontag in which she explained that, as a particular thing becomes less common in society, images of that particular thing will proliferate.  I think of that every time I see another magazine cover heralding a celebrity wedding, or trumpeting another “baby bump,” or celebrating the large brood of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.