EVERY WED @ 7PM (EST) ‘Don’t Tell Me To Shut Up Radio’ at New York Talk Radio With Joy Rose
January 13th, Wed @ 7PM and Monday, January 18th Noon (EST) Listen Live Enjoy Nicole Chaison creator of the ‘Passion Of The Hausfrau’, a roller coaster ride of zines, comedy and smarts!
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This Week WBAI
Mother Artists, Mother Feminists, Mother Activists, Mother Academics – Who Needs ‘Em?
Why in the twenty first century do we need a ‘Motherhood Movement’ at all? Haven’t mothers done more harm than good? They’ve played with our psyches, polluted the planet and, if Sigmund Freud is to be believed, we’d be better off without all that guilt. Exactly! For centuries mothers who were artists, educators, feminists and more were an oxymoronic concept. And yet, they existed. Carving out unique spaces for themselves in an often unwelcoming professional world or worse, sometime difficult home lives where social pressure and financial hardship went hand in hand with the path less taken. Long denigrated as a viable topic for serious artistic or other practice, motherhood is gradually gaining credibility and increasing it’s visibility outside the birth room. Phyllis Chesler, Alana Ruben Free, Andrea O’Reilly and many others have paved the way to combining this life-altering role with a successful and passionate careers. Institutions, however, are slow to change. As in centuries past, motherhood can still serve as a detriment in both the art, activist and academic communities.
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