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Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood


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ISBN13: 9780385493024
ISBN10: 0385493029
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Veteran culture warrior and author of the bestselling Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf debunks myths and defies expectations as she addresses the reality of contemporary maternity through her own experiences with passionate critique and unrelenting honesty.

Motherhood turned out to be Wolf's toughest fight of the gender wars. During her first pregancy, hormones eroded her independence, and ultrasound tested her commitment to abortion rights. The weeks after her daughter's birth taught her how inevitably society, employers, and even husbands, manipulate new mothers. In Misconceptions, Naomi Wolf demythologizes motherhood and stakes out feminist battle-grounds. She exposes the lack of compassion within the OB/GYN establishment; America's shockingly high rates of postpartum depression; the total inadequacy of a twelve-week, unpaid maternity leave. Misconceptions speaks to anyone connected — personally, medically, or professionally — to a new mother.

About the Author

Naomi Wolf is the author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth, which helped to launch a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s and was named one of the most significant books of the twentieth century by The New York Times. More recently she has authored Fire with Fire and Promiscuities. She lives in New York City with her family.

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Sarah E Rose, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by Sarah E Rose)
Misconceptions opened my eyes to the difficulties of laboring in a patriarchal, medicalized birthing system. Reading her book led to others, all of which contributed to a knowledge of the problems with the current system for labor and birth in the United States. An excellent starting point for any pregnant woman.
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Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Wolf, Naomi
Doubleday Books
New York
Women's Studies
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Pregnancy & Childbirth - Pregnancy
Feminism & Feminist Theory
First pregnancy.
Women's Studies - General
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1st ed.
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326 p.
9.56x6.36x1.11 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Pregnancy and Birth
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Family
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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