Mommy Myth The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women

ISBN-10: 0743260465
ISBN-13: 9780743260466
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In 'The Mommy Myth' the authors reveal the ground that has been lost to the cult of the 'new momism', a trend in Western culture that suggests that women can only achieve contentment through the perfection of mothering, a perfection that remains out of reach no matter how hard women try to 'have it all'.

Introduction
The New Momism
Revolt Against the MRS
Mouthing Off to Dr. Spock
Threats from Without: Satanism, Abduction, and Other Media Panics
Attack of the Celebrity Moms
Threats from Within: Maternal Delinquents
The War Against Welfare Mothers
The ""Mommy Wars""
Dumb Men, Stupid Choices -- or Why We Have No Childcare
Moms ""R"" UsTen Dr. Laura's Neighborhood: Baby Wearing, Nanny Cams, and the Triumph of the New Momism
Epilogue Exorcising the New Momism
Notes
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