Color Purple Daughter Breaks Into Real Freedom

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.

Rebecca writes:

(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.

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