Motherhood in Patriarchy: Abolishing the Matrilinear Order

Mariam Irene Tazi Preve, the author of “Motherhood in Patriarchy” (2013) gave a very interesting presentation on October 28 at the CWSE.

Her work, “Motherhood in Patriarchy” pioneers the argument that the western understanding of motherhood is a patriarchal one, based on a long historical tradition of subjection and institutionalization.

She reflected on the development of motherhood and neoliberal principles that leave mothers without choices: combining living in dignity, making a living and caring for their children does not make a “free women” but results in an exhausted generation fallen into the modern “motherhood trap”.

Here are some pictures of the talk and the thought provoking discussion that followed.

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