09107MotheringPart2 - Limitations of love & care Lack...

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Psych 107 Mothering Cont’d Film: The Motherhood Manifesto Discussion questions Commonalities for mothers Finishing up from last class: Policies & Poverty
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Discussion Questions Who is a mother? How are mothering experienced shaped by  race, class, SES and orientation? What is a good mother? How are mothers blamed? What is a good father? Is parenting a feminist issue? If so, how? Check out: Momsrising.org
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Commonalities across  mothering Results in significant, permanent changes in  identity and life circumstances Can involve intense love and feelings of  achievement A constantly changing relationship
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Unformatted text preview: Limitations of love & care Lack of structural support Impetus to change the world E.g. MADD 3 million members, 7,000 fewer deaths Motherhood & Policy Racism in welfare reform: PRWORA: Personal responsibility and work reconciliation act Half of states have family caps Over 70% families receiving TANF have only 1 or 2 children Annual income < 8000.00$ 2/3 CPS cases are neglect Child welfare system changed to permanency planning Disproportionately children of color in child welfare system...
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09107MotheringPart2 - Limitations of love & care Lack...

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