Mothers are underpaid, tired, overlooked, lonely and guilty. Elaine Glaser (writer for the Guardian, Prospect, and the London Review of Books) lays out why Motherhood is feminism’s unfinished business.
Though motherhood can be a delight, at times it is frustrating and infuriating. Being with children pushes you to the limits of what you can handle. It presses your buttons and stress-tests your temper. For me it is the best of times, the worst of times, and – at least in the early years – sometimes just quite dull. But – and here we turn to motherhood as an institution – society does not like to...