A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai

A.K. 47 - Bonus Episode: The "Adventure" of Motherhood

July 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Bonus Episode: The "Adventure" of Motherhood
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A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Bonus Episode: The "Adventure" of Motherhood
Jul 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
Kristen R. Ghodsee
In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee's teenage daughter returns to discuss some recent comments by a Canadian psychology professor who believes that women should embrace the "adventure of motherhood," even if it requires great sacrifice and ends in pain and suffering.
Show Notes

In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee's teenage daughter returns to discuss some recent comments by a Canadian psychology professor who believes that women should embrace the "adventure of motherhood," even if it requires great sacrifice and ends in pain and suffering. This A.K. 47 episode is a relevant reflection on the ongoing reading of Alexandra Kollontai's essay, "The Social Basis of the Woman Question," because Kollontai's specific goals with the essay were to think about how the state could help emancipate women by socializing some of the work of motherhood. Professor Peterson seems to suggest that it is women's "moral obligation" to bring children into the world without any social supports, and that this is part of the adventure of motherhood. This episode was also a lot of fun to record, and includes some tangential silliness.

Mentioned in this episode are Natalie Wynn's Contrapoints videos over on Youtube.

The intro/outro music is a Russian version of The Internationale.

More info about the host can be found at: www.kristenghodsee.com