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How Feminism Begat Intensive Mothering

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 14, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, intensive mothering is the product of the rise of women in society
A rally for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, October 12, 1981

Feminism and motherhood have long been cast as feuding sisters, one always attempting to undermine the other. In this calculation, women had to choose between the independence, education and self-expression of the feminist path and the nurture, sacrifice and child-centricity of the family path. The more feminist a woman is, the less appetite, it has been suggested, she will have for mothering.

Ironically, however, the opposite is true.

Women’s rising social and economic power has not squelched their desire to be mothers. Quite the opposite: it has enabled women to mother with ferocity. They research; they seek out best practices; they join a group, form a committee and agitate for their version of feeding/disciplining/sleeping. If you don’t believe me, just visit a breast-feeding support group with former litigators, marketing executives and investment bankers. Reluctant sucklers don’t stand a chance. Read the rest of this entry »

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International Women’s Day: Protest And Celebration Around The World (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 8, 2012

International Women’s Day has been marked across the globe with political protest as well as celebration and solemn observation.

In Britain, Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham United and Alex Wek, rights campaigner and model, whose family fled South Sudan following the civil war, joined Nick Clegg in opening the London Stock Exchange.

Prime Minister David Cameron met charities and campaigners to discuss how to deal with the problem of stalking. Blogging for the Huffington Post UK, Prime Minister Cameron made a call to arms, writing:

“It is despicable that in the 21st century so many medieval practices and attitudes remain. And it is appalling that time and again, this is shoved under the carpet. People turn a blind eye and a culture of shame and secrecy is perpetuated. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Goddess Kali, Gender, and Violence: A Hindu-American Feminist’s Struggle

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 13, 2011

In order to solve these issues, we need to address the people contributing to the problem. Not all people who hurt others are psychopaths. Some are ignorant and appalled when they discover that they have caused pain to someone else (I repeat: not all. Some.). In his article “The Accidental Rapist,” Hugo Schwyzer addresses his challenge, as a young man, to understand and respect subtle sexual boundaries. After his girlfriend tells him that she sometimes agrees to sex even when she does not want it, Schwyzer reacts: “My gaze fixed in the distance, my voice trembling, I asked what seemed the only possible question: ‘Are you trying to tell me I raped you?'”

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Women gain power in Brazil’s Planalto palace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 20, 2011

Brazil’s first woman president now has ten women in her cabinet, two short of her 30 per cent target.

By appointing women to two key ministries this month, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has nearly met her goal of having a cabinet comprising at least 30 per cent women, with women in predominant roles at the Planalto Palace, the seat of government.

Rose Marie Muraro, a writer and pioneer of Brazil’s feminist movement in the 1970s who, like Rousseff herself, inspired many of the women in politics today, is enthusiastic.

“The hard core of power is in the hands of women, and that is very important,” said Muraro, who was declared by law a “National Patron of Feminism” by former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010). Read the rest of this entry »

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Feminist Coming Out Day: What Does Feminism Mean to You?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2011

This must not be only for female. In some communitie­s male are dominated by female. There must be understood in different way. Anyway this must be for balanced society.
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