Reflections on life, marriage, and a young woman who is constantly learning how much there will always be to learn!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us

What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us, by Danielle Crittenden, was one of those formative books for me. You know...the kind you devour, and then repeat-read every couple of years? I read it when it first came out my senior year of high school, in 1999, after hearing Danielle on a talk show. I have never found a more succinct and coherent articulation of the feminist movement's legacy...both the good and the bad.

Danielle's point is not to bash or posture. She simply wants to examine where we as women are now, where we've come from, and to honestly consider the positives and negatives in each. She also offers advice as to how women can get everything we dream about from life. We just have to make the right choices and be willing to awknowledge that there are seasons of life. You can have everything, just not everything at once. And sometimes, sacrifices must be made to allow for the greater good.

This book is not written from a particular religious standpoint...I would say that the points and arguments are more sociological. But, as a Christian, I still found much to consider, and I'm sure that other women of many different worldviews will be encouraged and challenged by Danielle's common-sense approach. For anyone interested in the role of women from a historical and cultural perspective, I highly recommend this book.

Note: This book contains a few incidences of language, but they are relatively tame. I just wanted to give warning.


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