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Kristen English

on 22 April 2010

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Kristen English
April 22, 2010 Motherhood and Politics WS 5663- The Politics of Motherhood Reclaiming Culture and the Land
By: Winona LaDuke -discusses the idea that family is really raised through extended members and clan relations. -makes a great point when she explains that politically active parents must try to illustrate and install in their children the values that they are working for (78). -“As a politically active parent, you need to strike a balance” (79). Welfare Protest by Politically Inactive Mothers
By: Mary M. Childers -Childers recalls her mother along with other welfare mom’s protesting the need to have telephones in their homes. -She notes that these women, many of who worked 2-3 jobs, barely had time to sleep much less organize a protest.
-Even with all these obstacles the mothers rallied together to fight for something they felt was necessary for them.
-the remainder of the article detailed Childers mom’s life and her life on welfare. She describes why political action was so rare for her mother and many other mom’s on welfare. Often times these women were working, taking care of kids or doing something else that prevented them from becoming politically active. Reflections on a Radical Motherhood
By: Cherrie Moraga -Piece details Moraga’s journey to have a child with her partner.
-The way in which Moraga describes being pregnant and feeling her body change and adapt to the new life inside of her was moving. I found her connectedness with her child very powerful.
“How could two tiny lines, such insignificant markings, pronounce something as irrevocable as a human life?” (293).
Lesbian Motherhood and Other Small Acts of Resistance
By: Linda Mulley -Mulley looks at her role of mother and lesbian. She accounts how her children, especially her daughter, was taunted and teased in school because her mom was a lesbian.
-She describes how she wanted to stand up for her children and protect them by talking to school officials, but she feared that such action would bring about greater discrimination from their peers.
-Later on Mulley comes out as a “lesbian mother activist”
-“It’s been said that mothers don’t make children, children make mothers” (318).
-Mulley pushed for earlier education in schools relating to sexual difference. She makes a point to explain that racism and ethic differences are taught in elementary school and that sexual differences should be taught as well.
Mothering, Diversity, and Peace Politics
By: Alison Bailey Questions:
1. Are there any universal similarities amongst mothers? If so, wht are they? 2. Can we define what the universal needs are for children? -Bailey looks at the differences between Sara Ruddick’s “maternal practice” and Patricia Hill Collins “motherwork” -Ruddick defines the practice of mothering into three activities: preservative love, fostering growth and social training. -PHC argues that no standpoint is neutral because no one person or group exists in the world (190). -PHC describes that survival, identity, and empowerment “form the bedrock of women of color’s mothering” (193). -“There is no singular standpoint that can be labeled ‘the maternal standpoint’” (190). Rethinking ‘Maternal’ Politics
By: Sara Ruddick
3. In what ways can mothers who might not be politically active, take a stance in their daily lives to make a political change? -“The atmosphere will never be cool when mothers come on the scene” (371). -Ruddick argues that maternal politics are effective because they appeal to ordinary people. That being said, how can ordinary people work for change in their daily lives?
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