41-Year-Old Feminist Goes on Reality TV Show With 15 Strange Men in Desperate Bid to Get Impregnated

A 41-year-old divorcee is appearing in a reality television show in which 15 men she's never met before vie for the opportunity to impregnate her.

The premise: “Labor of Love” follows Kristy Katzmann, a former contestant on season 11 of “The Bachelor,” as she dates 15 eligible men at once in the hopes of finding a partner to father her child.
  • According to a Fox News profile published on Wednesday, the successful “#girlboss” has spent years “putting her career first” and is now ready to start a family.
  • Katzmann frequently espouses feminist messaging on social media, infusing most of her Instagram posts with uplifting hashtags like, “#femaleempowerment,” “#womenwithambition” and “#bossbabe.”
  • Similar to “The Bachelor,” contestants on “Labor of Love” will participate in challenges, try to connect with Katzmann and face weekly elimination until one man remains.

Can working women “have it all”? Like other women who have postponed having children for their jobs, Katzmann has expressed anxiety about conceiving at her age: Only 8% of single women rank having children as their number one life priority: Despite a 2018 study which found that building a career is more important than starting a family for the majority of single American women, some feminists have grappled with the desire to “have it all.”
  • "Women of my generation have clung to the feminist credo we were raised with, even as our ranks have been steadily thinned by unresolvable tensions between family and career, because we are determined not to drop the flag for the next generation," political activist Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote in The Atlantic in 2012.  
  • The first episode of "Labor of Love" aired Thursday on Fox.
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