Leskok Motherhood Analysis

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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…show more content…
They are the most loyal guardians, as is commonly understood, women are considered as emotionally gullible, and more ply able as compared to men. They are taken as intellectually inferior to men, and therefore are considered weaker and more suspectable to external influence and religious affiliations. Therefore men are considered rational while women are considered as emotional. Therefore a woman is considered to be a man’s ‘emotional reservoir of strength’ while she herself is autonomous. The women is spontancausly drawan towards religion where she feels that the principals of justive and love will protect her against men’s supremacy and self opimiated well. Her mission therefore is to propagate religion which as a mother she does proficiently. However even religion could not elevate a woman’s status or save her from inferiority. The mother is considered inferior to the father, to an extent that in some countries. She is even denied some countries. She is even denied the custody of her child after divorce. Dr. Vesna Leskošek’s preview of the historical perspective on motherhood depicts how the institutions of patriarchy, marriage and religion, together combine by losing their fine distinction to create a social structure, and women/mothers are motivated to fit into the society as respectable women by performing the idealised maternal role and duty. But latter, the concept that men and women create a whole was altered and it was established that somehow, women are not considered as capable of independent existence, even when men are able to live alone women are not. For a women marriage is a refuge, where she can live with dignity under the care and control of her husband. In her marital home she was given security and protected against all dangers that could bring harm to her. But the price she had to pay for this was to be subordinate to her husband
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