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Entries in mothering (2)

Monday
Dec022013

#FeminismIsForMothersToo, Obviously 

#FeminismIsForMothersToo

From the moment that a woman gets pregnant, our patriarchal society begins policing her choices, but refuses to provide her with any actual support. Motherhood is now a greater predictor of inequality than gender in the United States, yet mothers are also the key to improving the plight of children in general and girls in particular around the world. This is why #FeminismIsForMothersToo.

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Friday
Feb082013

Parenting: Someone Thinks You're Doing it Wrong

When I read Phyllis Rippeyoung's paper for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and on the immense societal pressure toward intensive motherhood, something was bugging me. At first, I thought it was just a tinge of defensiveness that was nagging at me. After all, attachment parenting was a style that worked well for us and I certainly didn't feel that it subjugated me as a woman, since we went down that path together as equal parents. But after I while, I realized it wasn't just my defensiveness that made it not sit right with me. It was the fact that I felt an entirely different kind of pressure.

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