Friday, March 19, 2010

to the praise of motherhood

Also worth quoting from The Mother Dance, is Lerner's astute statement that "When nurturing children is truly valued, mothers who work at home will be economically protected and men will want to join us as equal partners in parenting." This in response to comments along the lines of "How wonderful that you're going to stay home to be a mom. I always knew you would be a good mother!" or "[she] may be leaving us to do the most important job of all. She's going to be a mother!"

"The more motherhood is surrounded by flowery praise, the less it is truly valued," retorts Lerner (59).

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