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SOSC 1350 Lecture Notes - Nocturnal Enuresis, Parenting, Father

Social Science
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SOSC 1350
Julie Dowsett

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February 6 2013
Marriage and divorce
1 women are no longer part of men’s property and liberal feminist state that it is a positive thing
1a mothering and fathering are about parenting
Mothering and fathering are very different (like good mother or unfit mother)
Mothering, is a wide variety of behavior, for “good fathers” they are associated with the role of
providing for the family
Fathering a child is just the creation of the child (sperm and egg) for mothers, its more judgmental
1b generally the importance of mothers changes in the political and economic conditions
Child rearing is part of a women’s identity
Women’s labour outside the home is required then its not emphasized but if labour outside home is not
required then it is emphasized
For economic standards, both parents work to have a middle class life style
The ideology of motherhood is the primary role, and more of an idea of motherhood (by only giving
birth to a child, can a women achieve her destiny or her full potential, and achieve their meaning in life)
The “self-less” mother is usually someone who puts others before herself (puts her needs aside and puts
her family first)
A mother as a “keeper of hearth (fireplace) and heart”
A “labour of love
Those who choose not to have children are seen as unnatural or selfish and those fathers who don’t
want children are not seen as unnatural or selfish
Ideology motherhood are usually heterosexual women, therefore those who are lesbian are seen as
unfit mothers
Mothers are blamed for many problems
Feminist studies continue to be held responsible for any disorder of their child (bed wetting, learning
problems etc)
Employed mothers continue to be scolded for not spending enough time with their children
Children are not negatively affected by their mothers employment, and those children in daycare can
develop social skills and etc, and sons are likely to not have stereotypes of mothers
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