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Are Today’s Mothers Tyrannized by their Offspring?

There’s a popular theory these days that mothers are being tyrannized by their young. All the gains The Women’s Movement made in freeing women from men’s tyranny is now being undone by children, says the theory. Women are giving birth, then feeling compelled by guilt to chuck their careers in favour of full-time mothering. Breast feeding further enslaves the woman. Just as men once demanded that their wives stay home to look after the house and the well-being of the male, babies now keep mother at home sacrificing her career. Someone else can raise the babies, says this point of view. Young women should not give up their position in the work world just to nurse and raise their young. Read more