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.
She citer her own experience to expose the patriarchal glorification of motherhood, she does not agree mother the concept that “woman’s highest and holiest mission is motherhood” (Of Woman; 42). Rich refers to motherhood as on the one hand a social institution, where all mothers are under social compulsion to adhere to their social status as ‘mother; which has been set for them in accordance with patriarchal values; and on the other hand, it is a crucial emotional experience as natural and spontaneous instant with which they can topple patriarchal definition of feminity (151). The institution of motherhood, generally in all social setups marginalizes the experience of motherhood it seems ; because most of the times, it is believed that, women are excluded from decision making regarding the various issues of pregnancy like, the sex (as to whether or not to go in for sex-determination), number of children and the time , as to when to plan a
1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of the Issues This report is written to examine the effects of working mothers on their families as there is a number of working mother recently have cause either positive or negative effects on her husband and children. A few decades ago, mothers started to work outside and not stay at home just to raise up children and wait for their husband to come back home anymore. Working mothers refer to women who are mothers and who have a job outside the home for income in addition to raising their children at home (Encyclopedia of Children’s Health, n.d.). They prefer to work in order to balance the financial and the other basic needs of the family (Reddy, n.d.). Along with the time passed, the number of women go
Most mothers, the moment their child is born, instantly stick to the role of motherhood, becoming oblivious to the other roles that she has. When I became a mother, it was more convenient for me to forget that I was also a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. We get so bent on giving every waking moment to our new bundle of joy that everything and every one else became less
The years of the war was tiring and strenuous not only for the soldiers at war, but also for the women who were toughing it out on the home front. After clocking in long hours at the factory building machines and vehicles needed for the war, they still had to perform their household duties. But, many were happy and willing to do so, as working outside of their homes and helming jobs that they never did before was how women showed their patriotism for their country. Women had to maintain the industrial as well as the agricultural sectors in order to ensure that the American society could continue to function, and to help the allies in the war (“Brock, J., Dickey, J. W., Harker, R., & Lewis, C”, 2015). New opportunities were also made available for women in white-collar sectors.
Don’t wallow in self-pity and harbour guilt. Do not hold yourself guilty of choosing to work. Always remember that by choosing to work, you will provide your family a better life. At the same time, it is also important to understand that stay-at-home mothers too have their own set of challenges. As a working mother, you can teach your children to be independent from a young age and capable of taking their own decisions.
What is the impact of motherhood on feminism? Should one ever feel compromised as being a feminist and a mother? These are some of the questions answered over the course of five chapters throughout this book. Motherhood and Feminism highlights women’s place they have in society as mothers and how feminism is related to motherhood. One major key point I found while reading this book is the author, Amber Kinser explains the growth
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 supported the belief that motherhood in itself was not derogatory or damaging. But when women do not acquire proper formal education, because of then duty as mother or wives then they suffer from loss of self-esteem and dignity. Wollstonecraft states that women should not sacrifice themselves at the altar of motherhood. Wollstonecraft says, “To be a mother a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few woman possess, who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Such wives are foolish mothers”(106).