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Opting in: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself

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For contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it concerns whether to stay at home with their children or stay in the workforce. Still others feel abandoned altogether by the supposedly pro-family and pro-mother social justice movement that is feminism and are at a loss when it comes to reconciling their maternal instincts with their political beliefs.

With Opting In, Amy Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. In her refreshingly direct and thoughtful approach, Richards covers everything from the truth about our biological clocks and the trends toward extending fertility, to parenting with nature and nurturing in mind, to our relationship with our own mothers, to what feminism's relationship to motherhood is and always has been. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the "appropriate" way to be a mother and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.

Review:

"In Amy Richards's insightful Opting In, knotty twentieth-century feminist debates about family, sex, and motherhood are reexamined through sharp twenty-first century eyes. This informative book is always reasonable, readable, and refreshingly open-minded." Alix Kates Shulman

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"A movingly written book, Opting in: Having a Child without Losing Yourself beautifully dissects the feminist relationship to motherhood, creating a framework for modern career women to embrace motherhood while maintaining their aspirations and ambitions." Sylvia Ann Hewlett

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"Amy Richards is always showing a new way forward for her generation of feminists and has done so once again with Opting In — a smart, savvy exploration of real-life, real-time motherhood that is sure to resonate." Naomi Wolf

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"Amy Richards is one of the few women in the country who can talk about the politics of mothering in a way that doesn't make me bored or irate. Opting In is intellectually rigorous, personally authentic, insightful, and brave — and frankly, how often can you say that about books on this subject? Richards is remarkably honest and thought-provoking, and her ideas stay with you long after you've put the book down. Read Opting In and challenge yourself about what you think and the decisions you're making, then talk about it not only with other women but with the men in your life as well." Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannabees

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"Opting In is a brave, rational, thoughtful book chock full of important information and ideas that every woman — married or not, mother or not — should make it her business to know and think about." Cathi Hanauer editor of The Bitch in the House

Review:

"To a world that either obsesses over children or excludes them, Amy Richards brings the revolutionary possibilities of shared intergenerational lives — not easy, mind you, but possible. If her example and writing had been around earlier, even I might have had children." Gloria Steinem

Review:

"Modern women of all ages will be drawn into Richards's mix of memoir and feminist analysis." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that many women face, in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. Speaking as both a parent and a leading feminist activist, Richards encourages women to forge their own path while staying true to their ideals.

Synopsis:

For contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it concerns whether to stay at home with their children or stay in the workforce. Still others feel abandoned altogether by the supposedly pro-family and pro-mother social justice movement that is feminism and are at a loss when it comes to reconciling their maternal instincts with their political beliefs.

With Opting In, Amy Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. In her refreshingly direct and thoughtful approach, Richards covers everything from the truth about our biological clocks and the trends toward extending fertility, to parenting with nature and nurturing in mind, to our relationship with our own mothers, to what feminisms relationship to motherhood is and always has been. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the “appropriate” way to be a mother and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.

About the Author

Amy Richards is the co-author of Manifesta (FSG, 2000) and Grassroots (FSG, 2005) and the co-founder of the feminist speaker's bureau, Soapbox.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374226725
Author:
Richards, Amy
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Notes, Bibliography, Resource G
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.16 x 5.52 x 0.92 in

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General

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Product details 336 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374226725 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Amy Richards's insightful Opting In, knotty twentieth-century feminist debates about family, sex, and motherhood are reexamined through sharp twenty-first century eyes. This informative book is always reasonable, readable, and refreshingly open-minded."
"Review" by , "A movingly written book, Opting in: Having a Child without Losing Yourself beautifully dissects the feminist relationship to motherhood, creating a framework for modern career women to embrace motherhood while maintaining their aspirations and ambitions."
"Review" by , "Amy Richards is always showing a new way forward for her generation of feminists and has done so once again with Opting In — a smart, savvy exploration of real-life, real-time motherhood that is sure to resonate."
"Review" by , "Amy Richards is one of the few women in the country who can talk about the politics of mothering in a way that doesn't make me bored or irate. Opting In is intellectually rigorous, personally authentic, insightful, and brave — and frankly, how often can you say that about books on this subject? Richards is remarkably honest and thought-provoking, and her ideas stay with you long after you've put the book down. Read Opting In and challenge yourself about what you think and the decisions you're making, then talk about it not only with other women but with the men in your life as well."
"Review" by , "Opting In is a brave, rational, thoughtful book chock full of important information and ideas that every woman — married or not, mother or not — should make it her business to know and think about."
"Review" by , "To a world that either obsesses over children or excludes them, Amy Richards brings the revolutionary possibilities of shared intergenerational lives — not easy, mind you, but possible. If her example and writing had been around earlier, even I might have had children."
"Review" by , "Modern women of all ages will be drawn into Richards's mix of memoir and feminist analysis."
"Synopsis" by , Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that many women face, in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. Speaking as both a parent and a leading feminist activist, Richards encourages women to forge their own path while staying true to their ideals.
"Synopsis" by ,
For contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it concerns whether to stay at home with their children or stay in the workforce. Still others feel abandoned altogether by the supposedly pro-family and pro-mother social justice movement that is feminism and are at a loss when it comes to reconciling their maternal instincts with their political beliefs.

With Opting In, Amy Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. In her refreshingly direct and thoughtful approach, Richards covers everything from the truth about our biological clocks and the trends toward extending fertility, to parenting with nature and nurturing in mind, to our relationship with our own mothers, to what feminisms relationship to motherhood is and always has been. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the “appropriate” way to be a mother and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.

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