The Women’s Movement and Conservative Attacks

The Women’s Movement and Conservative Attacks

This book is about motherhood. Its main thrust is a call for a national policy that would support women as mothers. The author shows that the United States hardly has any such policy and in this respect differs sharply from other industrialized countries. Linked to this is the notion that women are special, because bearing children is their “privilege and responsibility.” The women’s movement—so the author asserts—has neglected the issue of the burden that women face in regard to childbearing and childrearing. Feminists in general, she says, are only interested in careers for women, but not in the real problems of women. Unfortunately, she overstates her point.

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