Hectored by the ticking biological clock, patronised in pregnancy, ignored in childbirth, weighed down by emotional labour, condemned for any imperfection, and forced to either jettison treasured ambitions or endure continual guilt: somehow this has become the everyday reality for mothers in the twenty-first century.
This searing and vital book asks why mothers are idealised yet treated so poorly, why the principle of equality falters so spectacularly when it comes to childcare and why mothers feel so reticent about making demands. Eliane Glaser suggests what we need to do to shift the needle and improve the business of child-rearing for everyone.
Published by 4th Estate
130 x 199 mm