baby making and feminism

Posted on July 12, 2011

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Feministe — In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.. excellent piece

The intersections of social justice, parenting, child rights and family are — or should be — central feminist concerns. I don’t think it’s okay to leave birth and breastfeeding rights as a fringe issue, one usually only discussed by uterus-having people who’ve already given birth. I don’t think it’s okay to perpetuate negative stereotypes about motherhood or particular parenting ‘trends’ in feminist spaces, although this is a thing which still happens. And I really don’t think it’s okay to leave the task of raising and looking out for the interests of children almost solely up to to parentswhen we’re talking about the next generation here. The incoming wave of feminists.

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