Posts tagged "motherhood"
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In the United States, well-off, highly educated women today subscribe to a cult of intensive motherhood. Like shopping at Crate and Barrel and knowing where to get artisanal cheese, obsessive mothering is a class marker.
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, “Natural Woman: Why Motherhood Returned to the Center of Women’s Lives” (Boston Review, July/August 2012)
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