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10-Jun-2020 02:53

There is an appalling pressure on women to have children; it is terrible.

There’s always been that idea of: 'Oh you’re just a mother, you’re just a housewife’.

Mirren speaks for a growing group of intelligent, professional – but largely invisible – women for whom having children isn’t a part of their lives. “You will find them among the higher educated, the ambitious and the high-flyers,” explains Weldon.

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“At the time I was trying and trying, and I was just so desperate to have my own children,” Cooper explains.“In the old days, a woman was defined as a person who had babies,” explains the author Fay Weldon.“But now, post-contraception and with the ability to earn and be considered equal, all women have turned out not to be the same.” An ONS study in 2010 found that just one in nine women born in 1938 remained childless, rising to one in five women born in 1965.The proportion of women without children has almost doubled since the Nineties, according to the Office for National Statistics, with one in five 45-year-olds yet to start a family. They would have siphoned too much time away from the writing of my precious books.” Over the years, choosing not to have children has become increasingly acceptable.Overseas, one in five American women in their early forties is childless, rising to a third of women in the same age bracket in Germany and Japan. Centuries ago, failing to give birth to a male heir was grounds for divorce – Henry VIII left Catherine of Aragon, his wife of more than 20 years, for this reason.

“At the time I was trying and trying, and I was just so desperate to have my own children,” Cooper explains.

“In the old days, a woman was defined as a person who had babies,” explains the author Fay Weldon.

“But now, post-contraception and with the ability to earn and be considered equal, all women have turned out not to be the same.” An ONS study in 2010 found that just one in nine women born in 1938 remained childless, rising to one in five women born in 1965.

The proportion of women without children has almost doubled since the Nineties, according to the Office for National Statistics, with one in five 45-year-olds yet to start a family. They would have siphoned too much time away from the writing of my precious books.” Over the years, choosing not to have children has become increasingly acceptable.

Overseas, one in five American women in their early forties is childless, rising to a third of women in the same age bracket in Germany and Japan. Centuries ago, failing to give birth to a male heir was grounds for divorce – Henry VIII left Catherine of Aragon, his wife of more than 20 years, for this reason.

They should be praised, not condemned.” 'A woman shouldn’t have to explain herself’ Dame Helen Mirren is tired of being asked for an explanation of her failure to have children.