[DWJ] Bad Mothers (was HP)

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at indigo.ie
Thu May 17 03:19:02 EDT 2007


Jennifer:

>I think "she spends time on things outside the home, she is wicked!" 
>was a useful stick to beat feminists, and if you wanted a Bad 
>non-feminist Mother who really did spend all her time with the 
>children you could tar her with "she is smothering, she wants her 
>children to be mollycoddles", and it's all one big catch-22 Tool Of 
>The Patriarchy.

Yes.  In fact 'Ow'.  That one is far enough from dead and gone and 
safely in the past that -- well, 'ow' will do.

Hallie



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