Reflecting on the myth of “motherhood”.
What does it mean to be a “good” mother?
Who defines the standard?
For centuries, the image of the mother has been shaped in every culture by religiously motivated ideals, of which Mary is the Western role model. She embodies male power fantasies of chastity, submissiveness, selflessness and unconditional loyalty – qualities that still shape the image of women in almost every patriarchal society today.
This image is fragile and increasingly beginning to dissolve. Women want to be self-determined.
But what does it mean to be a “good” mother?
Reflecting on the myth of “motherhood”…