Women and Family in Canada 2Q03
January 28 2013
o As a mother passes away there is a curiosity from the daughter of how your mother
was. This curiosity great stronger while the daughters age.
Questions and Analysis
Why percentage differences?
Why the Family Legacy: The History
o 1. Curiosity
o 2. Static Identity
If the mother is not there, the conversations is not there, and the stories are not
Feeling complete is not there for the motherless daughter because they do not
know about their mother.
o 3. Personal Mythology
Knowing the female family members, this will give the motherless daughter
stories of women along the mothers side, who are they. The narratives are given
o 4. Lost Details
These are very important. First is the baby books. This adds points of
verification, who the mothers were when they were a mother, how was the
daughter as a infant, etc.
o This will tells us of what will connect the generations of women in the family and explain
how feminine descent through the generations.
o When we look at the mother line how did those women act, overcome adversity, did they
have nervous breakdowns, what were their challenges.
o What a women can achieve in past generations they were from those women and learn
about what it meant to be a women, socially, psychologically, materially, learn about
sprit, commitment, loyalty, and learn what is means to incorporate birth and death, and
what it means to be a women who is responsible and accountable for women in the next
Motherline and Female Authority
Grounds her (Options)
o The motherless daughter can look back in the stories about their mothers generations.
o How did the generations of women meet the challenge looking at change.
o We are able to see a reference group of women, how did these women take a look at
options, decision making, etc.
o This information would allow the motherless daughter to be grounded.
Reclaims Carnal Knowledge
o Very extremely important. 2
o Daughters need to know about their bodied. And here is speaking about menstrual
cycle and menopause on a general basis.
o What is means to be a women and able to procreate.
o Also knowing the past issues of not being about to procreate, having miscarriages,
Life Cycle Perspective Over Generations
o As making the journey back to the roots of the motherline, we can encounter
ancestors that have had struggles, this gives us a lifecycle perspective and could shed
light on our current position. If we look back women can have strength and overcome
o And how did those generations manage and we could draw strength from this.
Connection to the Archetypal Mother and to the Wisdom of the Ancient World View
o When we reach far back as we possibly can about our ancestors.
o The collective consciousness where did I come from historically and were did I