motherhood as being – “(c)rippled by fear and post-traumatic stress.”

by Black Captain

a range of topics that deserve attention but which rarely get featured in books about parenthood like, the history of state control over women’s bodies and child-rearing practices; the infantalising pregnancy diet and the alcohol-abstinence messages; the incessant downplaying of the role of fathers; the success of non-nuclear families; the classism around how we view at-home mothers differently according to their wealth; the tensions in achieving work-and-family balance; and the predatory success behind the ‘parenting expert’ anxiety industry.

http://hoydenabouttown.com/20121004.12408/book-review-why-have-kids-by-jessica-valenti/

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