Dr. Versna Leskosek's Historical Perspective On The Ideology Of Motherhood

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Dr. Versna Leskosek, in her, Historical Perspective on the Ideological of Motherhood and its Impact on social work, states that, motherhood has been considered as a basic aspect of a woman’s existence and an inseparable part of her existence, through out history. It is their inner instinct that ensures the healthy and proper development of their child, under their love and protective care. it is the same instinct that draws women into motherhood. so strong is the instinctual connection between motherhood and womenhood that the two are equated with each other. But women are not just mothers they have to perform their kinship roles, where she has to perform her duty as a wife, daughter-in-law, daughter, sister, etc. But motherhood was considered not only the most beautiful and natural of all the hetero sexual relations with in the family which were an inseparable part of a woman’s laying (Machmic, 1893; 317). It was within the structure of marriage that gender roles were defined. In all marriages whether it is Catholic, Hindu or Islamic the subordination of women is there because they rest on a strict dichotomy, whereby, it is believed that, women are the heart and men are the mind. Therefore marriage is essential because only the union of the two could create the whole. in a traditional Catholic marriage as Castellic, also observes, the man and woman are considered as man and woman are considered as equal parts of a whole.(Castellic,2001). According to this conviction, it

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