Katha Pollitt, 21 March 1996
Show More Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness by Elaine Tyler May.
Basic Books, 318 pp., $24, June 1995, 0 465 00609 4Show More
Mothers in Law: Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood edited by Martha Albertson Fineman and Isabel Karpin.
Columbia, 398 pp., £12.95, June 1995, 9780231096812Show More
What about Us? An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot by Maureen Freely.
Bloomsbury, 224 pp., £15.99, October 1995, 0 7475 2304 5Show More
Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies and Bargaining Power by Rhona Mahony.
Basic Books, 277 pp., $23, June 1995, 0 465 08594 6Show More
“... and Gloria Steinem for every unresolved conflict in her life, is going to forward that goal. Rhona Mahony’s Kidding Ourselves: Bread-winning, Babies and Bargaining Power locates Freely’s problem squarely in the unequivocal division of labour in her home. When Freely alternately grumbles about her role as chief cook and bottlewasher and insists ...”