Posted Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at 10:24 AM
- Afghan families have many reasons for pretending their girls are boys , including economic need, social pressure to have sons, and, in some cases, a superstition that doing so can lead to the birth of a real boy. [ New York Times ]
- For some women, not having kids hardly feels like a choice at all: It is a defining and unchangable part of their identity. Click here to read DoubleX 's Amanda Marcotte on being "childless by choice." [ The Daily Beast ]
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