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Published on July 18th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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What is Maternal Feminism?

At the Women’s World’s conference in Ottowa, Canada, a panel came up with a definition, elaborated in this article.

Money quote: “When asked why we need a feminism specifically for mothers, Dr. O’Reilly said there are two key reasons. First, the gender straightjackets that we ask our children to wear are damaging to them. Second, we need to give up selfless mothering and instead look towards a society where everyone mothers, not just women. Men should mother and the community at large should mother too.”

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