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The Reproduction of Mothering
Discusses the theories of Nancy Chodorow and Simone De Beauvoir regarding women's position in society.
# 50236 | 1,397 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper outlines and compares the explanations Nancy Chodorow, a preeminent social scientist, and Simone De Beauvoir, feminist author and historian, offer for the subservient role of women in society.

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"In, "A Room Of Her Own," the feminist novelist and author, Virginia Woolf demonstrated that one of the reasons why women writers were in overwhelmingly low numbers than their male counterparts was because of the lack of economic opportunity. (Woolf, 1991) Victorian perceptions also saddled women with the responsibilities of motherhood and domesticity. This took away the opportunity for women (except for a few) to truly come into their own. Nancy Chodorow, a preeminent social scientist addresses the issue. (Chodorow, 1999) She does not get caught up in the traditional feminist or socialization mindset. Even psychologists, Chodorow avers, have not pursued the matter at a higher granularity. All can agree that, explicitly or implicitly, women have been subjugated. Chodorow addresses the problem using psychoanalysis."

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