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International Childfree Day

Today is the Nomination Deadline for the 2014 Childfree Man/Woman of the Year!

Know an amazing childfree person?

It’s time to nominate him/her for Childfree Man/Woman of the Year!

Check out last year’s winners

How did this start? Check it out.

In August 1973, the National Organization for Non-Parents, or NON (which later become the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, or NAOP) celebrated Non-Parents Day–and they did in style. Check it out:

As NON at the time, it chose a Male National Non-Parent of the Year, and a Female National Non-Parent of the Year.

The winners: Stewart Mott, a 35 year old bachelor and philanthropist, and Mrs. Anna Silverman, a 25 year old teacher and co-author (with her husband Arthur) of The Case Against Having Children.

On August 2, 1973, they both rode down 5th Avenue in New York in a special open top cab with laurel leaf crowns, and were crowned “Non-Parent King and Queen” near the Plaza Hotel to call attention to the fact that they had declared the day before, August 1, Non-Parents Day.

NON – later NAOP – in its day did some great work to educate society that parenthood is optional.

Over 40 years later, a group of childfree authors and bloggers resurrected this Day as International Childfree Day, as an annual recognition of amazing childfree people and their lives, and as a wonderful way to foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society.

Please join us!

 

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