At a glance:
- Author: Ayelet Waldman
- Type of Work: Memoir
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Child rearing or parenting, Mothers, Gender roles, Marriage, Sex roles
In Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman asks whether it is possible in contemporary society to be a good mother. The women’s movement of the twentieth century promised women emancipation from the traditional monochromic roles of secretary, teacher, nurse, wife, mother, and grandmother. It promised the freedom to succeed both in marriage and in business, achieving results on a par with one’s partner and one’s professional peers. Sharing in the tasks of taking out the garbage or screwing in a Molly bolt, as well as in the accomplishments and rewards of the workplace, has...
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