Helen Razer on Time’s “Attachment parenting”—A lack of Roman Charity in the debate on motherhood

Posted by Kendall Harmon

If all representation of motherhood is to be DIY, journalists, public intellectuals or scientists can make no contribution. Frankly, having read about the paralysis "attachment parenting" seems to demand of women, public intellectuals need to get on that tout de suite.

Perhaps this revulsion for Time is evidence of a broader cultural shift toward personal narratives. Perhaps many women feel comfortable representing themselves but would prefer not to be represented. Perhaps this is evidence of the death of a professional journalism that the successful breastfeeding cover of Time has temporarily averted.

Or, perhaps, many women do believe their motherhood is sacred.

Read it all.

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