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Elisabeth Badinter, L'amour en plus (II): Rousseau, and the Nouvelle Mère

It seems that Rousseau has really been the first creator and promotor of this new mother: the one who appears at the end of the 18th century and, even if one may acknowledge another revolution with Freud, she still pervades nowadays. 347 more words


Elisabeth Badinter, L'Amour en Plus (I): on maternal love

In her work L’Amour en plus Badinter puts in question the authenticity of maternal love, and analyses the cultural influences which have built such a feeling. 490 more words


Childbearing, Breastfeeding and the Battle of Motherhood

I wear my stretch marks like battle scars.

I had heard this phrase before, vaguely realising that childbearing and birth were something akin to a war, not fully understanding how radically true this was. 1,760 more words

11. Soon to become 12.

The other day we had a surprise baby shower for our classmate who is 34 weeks pregnant. As she is brave enough to participate in the group project before popping out the baby, we thought we’d do something special for her, in other words, an excuse to take a break from project 4 and buy baby presents! 353 more words


Am I Dumb Because I Have Eight Kids?

Also posted at Catholic Insight Magazine

The Guardian U.K. recently published an article entitled Should we care that smart women aren’t having kids? The piece was based on the work of Satoshi Kanazawa, a London School of Economics psychologist who conducted research on the link between intelligence and maternal urges and wrote the book… 623 more words


Elisabeth Badinter s'adresse à celles qui portent volontairement la burqa :

Un peu tardivement je découvre le message qu’avait adressé Mme Elisabeth Badinter en juillet 2009 aux femmes qui portent volontairement la burqa !

4 ans plus tard, ce texte prend encore plus de sens je trouve. 107 more words


L'enfant Roi

Elisabeth Badinter, a french philosophy professor and author of the book The Conflict: How Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women tackles the topic of society as a child-centric system that compromises the unity of women in the fight for equalization to their male counterparts (or co-parts, considering the precedent that patriarchal roles take in the novel’s thesis). 213 more words