Mrs. Coulter was very strong and full of powerful. Her powers came from her feminine wiles and tricks. She was insincere, shows the love and kindly emotion to Lyra, but from inside she had another feelings and plans towards her daughter. In the first of the novel she acts as the guardian for Lyra, but finally Lyra knows that Mrs. Coulter actually her mother. When Mrs. Coulter meets Lyra, she represents a sort of womanhood that Lyra finds attractive and charming.
INTRODUCTION: Motherhood, as defined in the Oxford dictionary of Sociology, is a term encompassing the practical realities and social significance of being a mother. It wouldn’t be wrong to say motherhood, as a concept, is central to processes in which women are defined by others and how they define themselves. Females are all seen as potential mothers once we reach the age of menstruation and after that we are expected to fulfill our reproductive destiny. If this doesn’t occur, women are often viewed as “failed” mothers. Womanhood is directly linked to our potential for motherhood.
This is the clinical side, but when we look into the question “what makes a woman” it’s more complicated than you would think. We live in a world with so many opinions it’s difficult really sort through and find what actually part of our identity is and what is a social or economic construct perpetuated by society. And if anything what is the “right” way to be a woman. In this essay I am going to be discussing how the role of women has shifted throughout the centuries, what the role of women is in society now and how perception on the role of women are going to effect the next generation of women. The role of Women has shifted throughout the centuries, during the ancient times in certain societies, women had positions of power and fought in military pursuits alongside men.
The central point of her work assumes that motherhood takes different names and forms depending on the society that is practicing it. (Akujoni. 2011:2). This argument invalidates radical feminist perspective such as Andrea Dworkin and Gloria Steinem that invariably portrays motherhood as a being a burden and
adolescence followed by late adolescence, the stages in a girl’s development because, even during these initial years when a woman’s body is being prepared for motherhood, through a variety of changes, she is affected biologically, psychologically, socially, culturally and in a number of other ways. The biological aspect of motherhood deals with the changes that develop purely as an outcome of biological determinism. As defined by Wikipedia, “Biological determinism is a term used in some literatures to describe the belief that human behaviour is controlled solely by an individual's genes or some component of physiology.” ( reference?) Therefore the genetic prototype that a body contains prompts it to function in a pre-determined way and this is perhaps, the basic cause of gender dichotomy. The biological aspect of motherhood is concerned with the changes and their effect on a mother’s body that develop during her biological growth and prepare her for motherhood and
The life changing experience arises when a women becomes a mother. Soon after having children, many women are faced with a very difficult question. Should mothers return to work or stay at home? Having children is an important and the best part a family life. The purpose of this essay will mostly reveal the truth that bearing and raising a child is not a simple walk in the park especially to those working mothers.
Who is an ideal mother and what qualities does she possess? Being a mother is more than delivering your baby and protecting them from harm. Mothers have to ensure that their child thrive in addition to just live. An ideal mother makes sure that her child has unconditional love and support. An ideal mother makes sacrifices and provisions for her child.
Modern feminist political activists commonly campaign for a woman’s right to bodily integrity and autonomy on matters such as reproductive rights including the right to abortion, access to contraception and quality prenatal care, for protection from domestic violence, against sexual harassment and rape, for workplace rights including maternity leave and equal pay, and against other forms of discrimination. These concerns do not always match with those of the classical feminists because the world has got many changes with the pace of time and so the demands of humankind in general and those of women in particular have been different and new in congruity with the time and place. Women are forced to believe in and cope up with their limitations fabricated by the society controlled by men. Simone de Beauvoir invokes in the famous first sentence in part two of The Second Sex (1949), “One was not born a woman; rather, one becomes a woman” (qtd. in Barry 130).
In societies like Singapore where the cost of living is relatively high, women have to shoulder the burden of having to manage the household and at the same time, have a stable career to bring in income to support her family. Working mothers especially, constantly face the societal pressure to be a “good mother” and to also excel in her job, else face the criticism from the society. This occurs due to the socialisation of gender roles, social construction of gender and gender stereotyping, and the false perception that motherhood is always a rosy, all-fulfilling experience. According to Ann Oakley (as cited in Tong, 2013, p. 85), “motherhood is a myth based on the threefold belief that ‘all women need to be mothers, all mothers need children, all children need their mothers’”.