A Brief Outline Of Judith Warner's Theory

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1. Outline of Major Points
• A mother is not only thinking about how she mothers, but also about the larger cultural, political and social context within which her mothering takes place.
• The women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s focus on giving women civil liberties such as reproductive choice, workplace rights, and protection from domestic violence. It led to professional, economic, and personal opportunities.
• Journalist Judith Warner examines the cultural of American motherhood. She interviews nearly 150 women about their experiences as mothers.
• The American culture is characterized as a competitive one that is always focused on the stability of finances and job security.
• Many mothers who belong to the middle class believe in strategically planning their maternal duties to give their children a competitive edge.
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The more fear for the children the mother has the more anxious they become.
• In today’s society the bar for normality is set higher than ever with the increase in a competitive culture.
• Mother’s have been a subject of scientific study and cause for childhood disorders.
• Mothers try everything in educating their child. A child’s success in school leads to success in life a confirmation that the mother is indeed a good mother.
• Children are group based on their abilities to perform that will eventually prepare them for their roles in society.
• Differentiation in the students learning has created categorization amongst them. Students are being
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