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Books on feminism and motherhood

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karmakameleon Sun 05-Jun-11 22:07:03

Can anyone suggest a decent book on motherhood and feminism? Had look through some recent bookclub threads and can't find anything on there, so feel like I'm being a bit daft, this being the mumsnet feminism section and all.

I should probably say, just in case it makes a difference to people's recommendations, that I'm not actually a mother yet, but trying.

muttimalzwei Sun 05-Jun-11 22:36:36

Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood by Anne Enright

muttimalzwei Sun 05-Jun-11 22:37:07

and do as much reading as you possibly can now - you won't get time once you have kids

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 06-Jun-11 14:47:13

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chaya5738 Sun 03-Jul-11 16:46:16

oooh, there are so many. I wish I could send you my Amazon wishlist

- Torn (it is a collection of essays on combining motherhood and career)
- The Mask of Motherhood
- The Bitch in the House
- Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
- Mothers who Think
- Mothershock
- Babylove by Rebecca Walker
- A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk
- What Mothers Do:Especially when it looks like nothng

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farrowandballs Thu 21-Jul-11 21:08:04

Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich. AMAZING.

Prolesworth Fri 22-Jul-11 00:15:17

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forkful Fri 29-Jul-11 20:32:06

Motherhood & Feminism - America so has more on their history but a really useful easy to read book.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sat 06-Aug-11 10:56:05

seconding Adrienne Rich's book, Naomi's Wolf's Misconceptions. Also The Mommy Myth - Susan J Douglas & Meredith W Michaels

breaktime73 Sat 06-Aug-11 10:59:24

hehe I did a PhD on this very topic a few years ago. PM me and I'll send you a link to an article I published on it.

Not to be missed- Rachel Cusk, A Life's Work.

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