Betsy Rollin: The Motherhood Myth

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Motherhood who needs it? Is it women, men, society or everyone in general who needs motherhood? In “Motherhood: who needs it?” Betsy Rollin argues that people are having children for all the wrong reasons. Instead of having them because they want to they have them because they feel that it is expected upon them as a woman. Rollins does not agree with this and argues that the “Motherhood Myth” is to blame for this. The “Motherhood Myth” is “the idea that having babies is something that all normal women instinctively want and need and will enjoy doing” (Rollin 286). Rolland generally wants people to agree with her about how she feels about motherhood. To do this she tries to make herself appear more trustworthy or reliable to her audience.
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