Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2012

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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443407224

ISBN - 13:9781443407229

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got me thinking... An interesting read for anyone grabbing with balance the woman's role in society through the lens of professional, partner and mother. I don't disagree with everything proclaimed, but take a lot of it with a grain of salt.
Date published: 2013-10-15