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The Last Taboo: Saying No to Motherhood Perfect Paperback – August 11, 2014
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About the Author
Rosemary Agonito Ph.D., award winning author and gender issues specialist, has published nine books and many articles. Her first novel, Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel (2006).
Agonito has been quoted in major publications including People, Parents, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mademoiselle, New Woman, Men's Health, Human Resources Executive, and Across the Board. She has appeared on TV and radio around the U.S., including CNN, NBC, CNBC, PBS and others. Agonito is a former college professor who directed a women's studies program and has run a gender issues consulting firm.
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I’m going to send my daughter a copy so she can hear from someone else besides me that she doesn’t owe her entire existence to her two unproductive, disrespectful, lazy teenagers. Perhaps she’ll also forgive me for finding my own life after she was grown. I’m going to give one to my granddaughter so perhaps she can “Think” long and hard about Motherhood before she’s another woman subjecting herself to an unnecessarily harsh life for no real good reason except that “she’s supposed to.”
I hope this book makes it into classrooms across the country. Someone really had to say it and this author said like no one else has.
The book presents many, often stunning and eyeopening, statistics about the current status of women and children in the U.S. It is beautifully illustrated with individual women's stories.
Freedom to make one's own life decisions and choices is fundamental to human happiness. This should include the freedom to say "no" to motherhood without societal condemnation of any kind.