Friday, July 10, 2009

Judging mothers

It's something I think about a lot. Society judges mothers, and mothers judge each other, of course. Sometimes the legal system gets in on the action. Here's an example of the latter from Judith Warner's column this week, Dangerous Resentment. Here's an excerpt:
The issue I want to take up today, however, is not that of tricky choices, or over- or under-involved parenting, questions that have already been discussed with much gusto elsewhere. What really sent my head spinning after reading Kevane’s story was the degree to which it drove home the fact that our country’s resentment, and even hatred, of well-educated, apparently affluent women is spiraling out of control.
Read the whole column and see what you think of what Kevane did--and whether it should have been punished with jail time.

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