For the first time in the history of our nation, economics, and in some respects, the social culture of the United States dictate that most women should work outside the home for wages. This expectation collides with mainstream approval of women’s role in the home. The conflict between and among the varied roles that society expects women to play is most acute concerning parenthood. As a result, the concept of motherhood has become increasingly laden with theoretical and practical difficulties.
This Note seeks a new and more useful way to understand how and why our society has constructed motherhood as a problem. My approach takes advantage of critical theory’s aim to reconceive of rationality, autonomy, and reflection within a changing culture and society by using the tools of philosophy and the social sciences. As my goal is in part to attack the cognitive categories set in our unconscious that drive our perceptions, I explore a world that breaks down discrete and defined separations between and among people and social institutions. Both my critique and my creative project are antiessentialist.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."
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The discriminatory laws, practices, and policies promised and delivered by President Trump have social, political, and economic ramifications. First, they reinforce misconceptions about Islam as an inherently violent religion. Second, they breed intolerance, fear, and hostility among the general population