Conflict

Paperback | April 23, 2013

byElisabeth Badinter

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In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women’s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is “natural.” Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family to an extent not seen since the 1950s. The taboos surrounding epidurals, formula and disposable diapers—anything that distracts a mother’s attention from her offspring—have turned child rearing into a singularly regressive force. In sharp, engaging prose, Badinter names a reactionary shift that has been intensely felt but never clearly articulated until now. A bestseller in Europe, The Conflict is a scathing indictment of a stealthy zealotry that cheats women of their full potential.

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In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women’s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is “natural.” Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family to an extent not seen since the 1950s. The taboos s...

ELISABETH BADINTER is the acclaimed author of four seminal works on feminism:Dead End Feminism;XY: On Masculine Identity;The Unopposite Sex: The End of the Gender BattleandMother Love: Myth and Reality. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She teaches philosophy at the prestigious École Polytechnique in Paris, where she lives.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443407216

ISBN - 13:9781443407212

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