INTRODUCTION MOTHERHOOD Motherhood is a unique and universal gift bestowed upon woman by nature, conferring a great responsibility upon her. But is this ‘gift of motherhood,’ a boon or a bane, does motherhood elevate and empower or does it subjugate and enslave a mother? The answer isn’t simple because it is embedded in the intricacies that involve the various aspects and perspectives that influence motherhood. So complex is the issue that, even while defining motherhood one wonders where to begin? Should one begin to define it from pregnancy or does one begin to define it from the early childhood or adolescence – a stage which prepares the female body for motherhood?
It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well. It is also through Kincaid 's use of her setting, constructive atmosphere, and one sentence structure that some readers can better understand the mother 's belief of how productivity will lead to a respected life. After reading "Girl" readers are now made more aware of the direct relation between domestic knowledge and strict gender roles being forced onto
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
The awakened women realise their inner strength and thus take to redefine themselves, theiridentities, their positions and theirrolesaswomen in society. As Simone de Beauvoir speaking for women in her book The Second Sex says “What they demand today is to be recognised as existents by the same rights as men and not to subordinate existence to life, the human beings to its animality.”This has led to the emergence of a new woman who is not a stereotype ‘female’ image, lacking male power but is an image breaker, self-sufficient , free minded and unconstrained , new‘ female’ who does not need to depend on any male and thus she is free of male. She is very much aware of her potential and her rights as women and even knows how to claim it. She is aware of her worth as a woman and is not at all going to make any compromise to tarnish her glory of being awoman. She is determined in making every effort to empower and uplift her own as a well as other women’s condition in family and in society.
Despite being stuck in a patriarchal society where women have no more hopes in life than a prosperous marriage, Elizabeth Bennet exemplifies the idea of an independent woman and acts as a heroine through her outspoken personality and courageousness to follow her own path in life. It would be an understatement to say that marriage is the goal of most women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A reader has to look no farther than the first page of the book to see that a beneficial marriage is the epitome of happiness in this society. The first introduction that readers have to Mrs. Bennet is due to her interference in her daughters’ lives. Mrs. Bennet lives for only one thing: to see her daughters married to a man of some wealth and circumstance.
What is a hero? A hero can be someone who makes a difference in your life. The person in my life that influences me the most would be my mother. The definition of the word “mother” according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is “a woman in authority,” but the way society views a mother is a lot more. A mother is not just simply as a woman who gave birth to a child, but a woman who can raise, comfort, and care for their child.
Motherhood gifts to women the responsibility of bringing up a child and via this process, she can also be judged by people at her workplace and also the in society. Due to care of the child, the woman might exhaust more leave options, therefore risking the job security. Therefore, certain measures, both personal and social have to undergo significant changes in order to attend to such a situation. A mother who works, more so of one who is able to balance both work and domestic commitments, will thoroughly enjoy the simulation that her career or job offers. She plays a part in being a useful member of society and at the same time, possessing the ability to raise a future useful member, gaining financial independence.
It is essential that nurses and childbirth educators understand how women experience birth and what factors influence their perceptions of giving birth. Karkada EC (2012)4 stated that childbirth is an important life experience for women. Maternity care provider should strive to create a childbirth experience that is safe, positive and satisfying for the childbearing women. The childbearing woman undergoes one of the most profound life changes she will ever experience and there is always potential for psychological benefits or damage. Women who receives adequate care in labour gain in sense of mastery and personal strength as they face the challenges of labour and birth.
The second theme is the primary relatedness theme, which concerns cognitions about the emotional connection the mother develops with her infant. The third theme is the supporting matrix theme, which is the mother’s need for a support system in order to ensure the success in life and emotional functioning of the infant. The fourth theme is that of identity reorganization, which involves the mother transforming her identity to one that can fulfill her new duties as a responsible mother (Stern, 1995). These themes allow the mother to be prepared for the arrival of the infant. Due to the constellation’s dominance as a complex, the mother is primarily thinking of her infant during her pregnancy and afterwards (Stern, 1995).
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to raise a strong, confident daughter. Provide Positive Role Models One of the most important things you can do is to provide strong role models. If she can’t see what it means to be a strong, confident woman, how can you expect her to become one? Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, older sisters, neighbors, and other females who regularly interact with your