Feminism and motherhood

To some feminism and motherhood are only natural. To others the two are complete opposites. It is important to realize the real work that women put into mothering while at the same time not romanticizing motherhood the same way male supremacists have. Motherhood is hard work women have shouldered and…Continue Reading

What I’ve learned about IUDs

Update: Read about the insertion here. I went to Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital for a consultation regarding IUDs. IUD stands for Intra-Uterine Device. Acronyms sounds less scary though. Before the consultation I figured a fishhook would be shoved up my body, tearing up everything in its path. I have also…Continue Reading

Choices for mothers are regulated

A woman’s ability to have children was once a power worshipped. Now, it is something to be regulated. Regulation is enforced through stigmas, stereotypes and commodification. In heteronormative, Western culture a woman’s worth is connected to her ability and willingness to have a child. And not just one child, there…Continue Reading

Mother blame and obedience

In the course I am taking about mothering and motherhood, as students we are asked to write journal entries after our readings. This particular entry is based on readings in Maternal Theory Essential Readings edited by my professor Andrea O’Reilly. Mother blaming is a patriarchal construct that regulates women. The power of mother blame has…Continue Reading

Mothering with privilege

The last one on I Don’t Know How She Does It. In the course I am taking about mothering and motherhood, as students we are asked to write journal entries after our readings. This particular reading was based on the Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and readings in Maternal…Continue Reading

The human race has somehow survived

In the course I am taking about mothering and motherhood, as students we are asked to write journal entries after our readings. This particular entry is based on the Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and readings in Maternal Theory Essential Readings edited by my professor Andrea O’Reilly. During lecture, on November 9,…Continue Reading

Abortion options in 2016

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament,” wrote feminist writer Susan Maushart  in her book The Mask of Motherhood, after seeing it written in a New York subterranean passageway. Women are still forced to ask Daddy Patriarchy for permission when it comes to reproductive rights. Being denied access to a safe…Continue Reading