In the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, the daughter of rabidly militant feminist and author of The Color Purple has written an article which we all ought to read: How My Mother’s Radical Views Tore Us Apart.
(M)y mum taught me that children enslave women. I grew up believing that children are millstones around your neck, and the idea that motherhood can make you blissfully happy is a complete fairytale.
In fact, having a child has been the most rewarding experience of my life.
She then goes on to catalog the results of the well-intentioned but terrible results of feminism in her family and between her and her mother.
Her mother has essentially disowned her because she chose to have a child, and found that child to be so much more than she’d been told.
Rebecca has found that freedom is not found in a lack of entanglements, but in choosing to base ones life on what is truly valuable.