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The Resource The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock, Tanya Selvaratnam

The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock, Tanya Selvaratnam

Label
The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock
Title
The big lie
Title remainder
motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Selvaratnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set aside the "mommy wars." This work is for the women who have been left out of the discussion until now. Selvaratnam shares her personal story and surveys the landscape for the women of her generation who delayed motherhood only to find that they couldn't have a child when they were ready. She discusses how her generation, seeking to be different from their mothers, "reap the benefits of feminism," and control their own bodies, learned that they can only do so to a degree. Fertility is still finite despite many medical advances. The book critiques feminist ideals and encourages young women to learn from the author's perceived mistakes
Summary
A candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Selvaratnam recounts her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Beyond her personal story, the author speaks to women in similar situations around the country, as well as fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists
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10262392
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DLC
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Selvaratnam, Tanya
Dewey number
618.3/9
Index
index present
LC call number
RG648
LC item number
.S438 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Miscarriage
  • Motherhood
  • Generative organs, Female
  • Feminism
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Target audience
adult
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motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock
Label
The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock, Tanya Selvaratnam
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9781616148454.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
998734
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781616148454
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013031767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781616148454
Label
The big lie : motherhood, feminism, and the reality of the biological clock, Tanya Selvaratnam
Link
9781616148454.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
998734
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781616148454
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013031767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781616148454

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