quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014

O encantamento da maternidade

Every year we set aside
A very special day
To remind you, Martyr Dear,
That home is where you stay.

Your family wants do thank you
For your martyrdom
After all, without you
No real work would get done.

While Hubby challenges the world
His wonders to perform
You cook his meals, clean his home
And keep his bedside warm.

Your children are your challenge,
In them your dreams are sown,
You've given up your own life
And live for them alone.

Now look upon your daughter
Will she too be enslaved
To a man, a home, a family
Or can she still be saved?

This is your real challenge -
Renounce your martyrdom!
Become a liberated mother
A woman, not a "mom".

Mother's Day Incantation, by WITCH (Women Interested in Toppling Consumer's Holidays), submovimento da segunda vaga feminista de finais da década de 60, inícios de 70.

Tirado do incrível abre-olhos que está a ser o livro The Mommy Myth - The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women (das autoras Susan J. Douglas e Meredith M. Michaels).