Thursday, 10 March 2011

Attachment Parenting - turning mums into slaves of their children?

Attachment parenting is a form of parenting adopted by a lot of parents/women these days, to various degrees.

I found an interesting article on attachment parenting by Erica Jong, who sees it as a modern form of women's slavery... I think she raises some very good points, reflecting my own worries when I see women mothering their way into depression as they feel that they must focus all their energies on the child, which also means that they feel they need to give up their out-of-home jobs. Also, as Jong argues, attachment parenting only works for very rich parents.

I'm wondering what people think about this, especially parents.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day - because the rest of the year belongs to men

Today is international Women's Day (because the remaining 364 days are Men's days).

Judi Dench and Daniel Craig have made a mock 007 clip which really hits the nail on the head: