In the movie The Matrix, the character Morpheus offers two pills to Neo - if he takes the blue pill, he will go on with life as he has before, believing what he has always believed. If he takes the red pill, he will find out what the “matrix” really is, and many of his earlier beliefs will be shattered.
When it comes to taking a hard look at a specific set of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction that has driven our society for generations, The Baby Matrix is the red pill. What is this set of beliefs? Pronatalism.
At its core, it’s the belief that having children should be the central focus of every adult’s life. In this audiobook, Laura Carroll explains how pronatalist beliefs have become so embedded that they have come to be seen as “true”. She examines how they affect us individually and collectively and not in a positive way, and why we can no longer afford to leave pronatalist assumptions unquestioned.
Carroll scrutinizes seven major pronatalist assumptions and offers alternative mindsets that reflect realities, true reproductive freedom, and reproductive responsibility in today's society. Whether you are already a parent, want to be a parent, or don’t want children, you will never think about parenthood in the same way.
The Baby Matrix is a must-listen for anyone interested in psychology, sociology, anthropology, parenting issues, environmentalism, and social justice. But most of all, it's for anyone, parent or not, who reveres the truth and wants the best for themselves, their families, and our world.