14/08/2014 16:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Otherhood: The Latest Pop Culture Term For Women Who Don't Have Children

If you're a woman of childbearing age with no children you're officially experiencing "otherhood". Well done you. Because even though you might not need a "man in tights to sweep you off your feet" you do need to fit neatly into a little self-defining box to be truly understood by the rest of society.

Author Melanie Notkin coined the term "otherhood" - like motherhood but without the M, clever - to describe the 3823FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1"> Woman Says Being Childless Isn't By Choice