The Line Between Self-Gift and Self-Erasure

“Our most recent reading was an excerpt from Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking: Towards a Politics of Peace. (Yes, I have been pitching my book club on tackling my 2023 to-read list—I’m at 7/11 so far).

The chapter we read was titled ‘Training: A Work of Conscience?’ which is focused on how mothers try to be a school of both morals and socialization for their children (and must teach their children how to navigate the gaps between what’s right and what’s the done thing).”