November 17, 2010

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Bloggers Respond To Erica Jong’s Recent Critique Of Attachment Parenting

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Have you been following the recent fuss occasioned by Erica Jong’s recent Wall Street Journal article? If not, here’s a short recap: Jong offers up an angry critique of attachment parenting (which she defines as the philosophy that makes "women feel not only that they must be ever-present for their children but also that they must breast-feed, make their own baby food and eschew disposable diapers"), positing that it victimizes women with the kind of thinking that Jong and her fellow second-wave feminists fought so hard against decades ago. —Naturally, the essay has been discussed every which way around the web, but one blogger whose moderation of the conversation we appreciate is the Brooklyn-based Ms. Mary Mack, who included her thoughts on the piece (and the accompanying sidebar by Jong’s daughter, Molly, now a mother herself) in her weekly link roundup. Check it out here, and while you’re at it, take a minute or two familiarize yourself with her site–you might just discover a new favorite writer.

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