Updated post from October 2020 A Couple of years ago when I wrote about leaving an abusive relationship, I touched on a few cultural expectations in marriage and how women are blamed when a marriage goes wrong. Another dimension to this is when the marriage produces no children; it is automatically assumed that this is the … Continue reading Must every woman carry and bear children to be a mother?
It is mother’s day in the Uk and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my lady readers a happy mother’s day. Though I have never birthed children, I am all too aware of the challenges that come with being a mother. I have heard horrific stories of women who lost their lives … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day ….
When Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in 1908 after her death, I don’t think she realised that a hundred years plus from that first memorial, her idea of honouring her mother’s memory would turn into something so widely commercialised. Anna, in her later years, seeing mother’s day so commercialised would try to … Continue reading Mother’s Day Celebrations and the Church.