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Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children. It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy. The book is based on in-depth interviews of sixteen feminist mothers conducted from 1995 to 2007 and includes interviews with som ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Arbeiter Ring
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Melissa
I really liked this book. Most parenting books I’ve read seem to be just common sense dressed up with flowerly language that I can’t help but roll my eyes at and say, “Yeah, no sh*t.” Fiona speaks plainly and gets right to the point which I really appreciated. Feminist mothering is raising our children to believe that all people are created equal and empowering our children with a sense of justice and awareness of self. There was great advice about stressing the importance of self-value and love ...more
Molly Westerman
I love that this book aims to listen to feminist mothers' voices. It's trying for an open-minded and open-ended investigation of what feminist mothers actually do and feel, and how their daughters engage with that mothering as well. However, the book's sentences are absurdly (and unnecessarily) long and complicated ... plus often oddly-punctuated and ungrammatical. A disappointing treatment of fascinating material.

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