Café Culture North East presents "Motherhood: A Manifesto":
Eliane Glaser in conversation with Hephzibah Anderson
Our relationship with our children, as well as with our own mothers, is profound and psychologically resonant. In her soon-to-be-published manifesto, writer and academic Eliane Glaser calls for a new feminist motherhood – one that employs comradeship, tolerance, and acceptance.
In this conversation with fellow writer Hephzibah Anderson, Glaser will argue that how we approach motherhood fundamentally needs to change: from adjustments so that mothers – fathers – can work school hours to addressing the isolation that so many working mothers feel when they go on maternity leave. We will only change the structure of work and increase fathers’ participation once we debunk prevailing myths about women alone being the rightful primary carers, and deconstruct the culture of childcare perfection.
Eliane Glaser is a writer, a BBC radio producer, and a Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She writes for the Guardian, Prospect, and the London Review of Books, among other places. Her new book, Motherhood: A Manifesto, is published in June by Harper Collins. elianeglaser.org / twitter.com/elianeglaser
Hephzibah Anderson is a columnist at Prospect magazine, feature writer for BBC Culture, and Fiction Editor at the Mail on Sunday. Her interviews, cultural commentary and book reviews have appeared in outlets including the Observer, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, and the Washington Post. Her personal essays have featured in The Times, Vogue and ELLE.
hephzibahanderson.com / twitter.com/hephzibaha
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