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The personal is political for CF women

Posted by yurble 
The personal is political for CF women
June 28, 2019
Somewhat academic piece on CF women: For CF women, the personal is political


Such definitions help maintain hierarchy by engendering a sense of omnipotence among those who believe they are fitting the only permissible role in the absence of choices. Other options can be classified as deviant or in some cases rejected altogether or even declared illegal. Allowing others to be different but similar, close but separate, independent but needed is impossible when one depends on narcissism and a fantasy of omnipotence in order to maintain a coherent sense of self.

However, the other continues to exist. The participants expressed a desire to contribute to the growing knowledge about CF women, adding that they wanted their voices to be heard. They hoped to dispel misconceptions and misunderstanding, helping non-childfree individuals, policymakers, religious leaders, and mental health professionals to see childfreedom for what it really is: a diverse and rich community with culture and values, made up of individuals who cannot be fully understood or explained by their childfreedom alone.
Re: The personal is political for CF women
July 03, 2019
Oooooh! I love "Allowing others to be different requires a capacity to tolerate pain, because seeing other options puts a spotlight on one’s limitations." Sums it up nicely, if kindly.

It really reads like the author just combed through our boards. And I mean that in a good way.
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