On My Mind: 03.19.12

by Rachael on March 19, 2012

Mondays at The Variegated Life: links to some stuff I’ve liked …

For many, their thinking about feminist mothering began with Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich. My thinking about feminist mothering, of course, begins with the work of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (whom I’ve mentioned here many times before). As I commented at Blue Milk, “I feel very fortunate to have come across Hrdy’s work, which I read not long after my first little one was born. Because of her, I can see how attachment parenting can fit within a feminist framework.” Via Blue Milk, a fabulous article at the Times Higher Education on patriarchy, parenting, attachment theory, and Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.

Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children asks how life can get in the way of life.

The Practical Dilettante, Seonaid, tells us to keep showing up. And she gives us this reminder, too, which isn’t really a reminder because have I ever really thought of it this way before and probably I ought to post this statement above my desk or maybe even tattoo to my arm (preceding run-on sentence and following boldface all mine, mine, mine): “The Genius, although caring little for my creature comforts, personal goals, or professional success, does nothing to undermine me.

And, for laughs: Laura at Apt. 11D asks Google.

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