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Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
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Aug 26, 07

Read in January, 2002

Great book for mom's or women who would like to be moms someday. Don't be put off by the feminist writer. She takes a very balanced view of the whole birthing process and how over "medicalized" it has become. Not to say that I am not grateful for modern medicine. There is just a lot of hooey that you get from hospitals and insurance companies trying to placate you with birthing rooms and hot water whirpools, when in the end they care more about the bottom line and not being sued. I also like how she kind of puts an end to the whole working mom vs. stay at home mom controversy. In short, the greatest thing we can be is mothers. The more we value each other, the more society will value our role. We shouldn't criticize each other for our differences but embrace each other for what we have in common.
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Katy Brandes Being written by a feminist writer is what drew me to this book in the first place. Your last sentence is, in my opinion, one of the many definitions of feminism.


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