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The paper provides three journal entries offering a reflection on course materials, including a formal essay addressing Shriver's "We Need to Talk about Kevin" in relation to myths of mothering, and a reflection on the course to date. Course materials are employed with a few other sources. The student is a feminist but calls attention to the need for women to reflect on their motivations for having children and how they prioritise their lives, in avoidance of merely following new myths of mothering in a postindustrial society.
From the Paper:"Adrienne Rich's "Of Woman Born" is still provocative through first published in the 1970s. (1995) In the early 20th century, feminism has still tended to put aside matters of motherhood and what it really demands in favour of issues addressing women separate from those who depend on them. Rich's introduction to her 1986 edition referred to the women's movement as having advanced significantly. She recalled 1972, when her first edition appeared, as a time when feminism had been politicizing women for four or five years yet there was "virtually nothing being written on motherhood as...""
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On Mothering (2007, December 01) Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/on-mothering-133745/
"On Mothering" 01 December 2007. Web. 24 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/on-mothering-133745/>