Admittedly a bit off topic, but how could I not share a study called Are Feminism and Attachment Parenting Practices Compatible? This piece may finally put to rest the outdated and inaccurate public perception of feminism as at odds with motherhood. Without getting into the attachment parenting circus, I welcome Liss and Erchull’s debunking of this feminist/motherhood rift (more on the study here). Why have feminists been assumed to be anti-motherhood and anti-children? Is this really just a reincarnation of the same conversation about feminism and childbirth? I think so.
Feminists can embrace pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, without compromising our feminism. Did anyone read the Motherhood vs. Feminism Room for Debate series in the NY Times? It included perspectives from several high-profile (and high controversy) authors/mothers. I’d love to hear what you thought of this series!
My parenting style is just to do what feels right and works best for my family (which ends up changing all the time, and is different for each child). It’d be nice if we all operated under the assumption that that’s what all parents do, right?