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Do I have to be a mother? A memoir of love and searching for female identity by [Karin Rahbek, Thomas Petruso]

Do I have to be a mother? A memoir of love and searching for female identity Kindle Edition

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"It takes bravery to write about your loved ones as Karin did. When we tell our stories, we hope to help someone to understand who we are and what we stand for. I'm glad Karin joined her voice to other women, so that others will know that these voices are out there, and they must listen to what women say."
- Melanie Holmes, author of "The Female Assumption: A Mother's Story: Freeing Women from the View that Motherhood is a Mandate"

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What I know for sure is that this topic is not just an issue between the world and me. The weight of expectations and performance anxiety are the faithful companions of motherhood, while our childfree lifestyle evokes myths and prejudices about us as either bad feminists or selfish, shallow and self-absorbed people. However, the rules do not apply to us, because the reasons for remaining childfree are as varied as they are personal. What we really have in common is dealing with the emotions that we experience when other people don't understand that femininity and motherhood are two separate concepts, and they do not necessarily go together.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01INQ712C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Woman Books (August 1, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 1, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2731 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 170 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.3 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

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