Friday, February 12, 2010

Different country, same worries

French feminist Elisabeth Badinter is criticizing the new "motherhood brand" in her new book Conflict, Women and Mothers. The 65 year old author claims that new mothering trends dictates everything from long women should breastfeed, what they should be feeding their children, if they should take pain killers while giving birth (no) and this leads to more women staying at home rather than going back to work after the birth of their children.
Being the "perfect mother" is a backlash rather than emancipation, and a trend we should be very careful to follow.

1 comment:

  1. It's the same in the UK regarding rules and advice. Big Brother is with us! I think though, that here, more women are returning to work but it's out of financial necessity - big mortgages etc.

    Perhaps one day there will be real free choice.