The Working Mom by Kay Luna

Women versus women

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 11:05 am

Why are women so brutal with ourselves, and each other?

It’s a question tackled all over the place lately, including in “Miss Representation,” a popular documentary the Junior League of the Quad-Cities will host at 6:30 p.m. today (April 10) at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.

I’m excited to finally see this film, since I’ve been hearing rave reviews for several months. 

Meanwhile, I stumbled across a post titled ”My Beautiful Cushy Tushy” on Motherlode, a parenting blog at the New York Times. The writer says her 4-year-old daughter told her that her bottom was “cushy” and meant it as a sincere compliment.

She wondered why she didn’t allow herself to view her aging, inperfect, but strong, body the same way.

Then, I saw actress Ashley Judd’s beautifully-written essay about the way the media picks apart her appearance, and why it’s wrong on so many levels.

Why do we allow this to happen? What are we teaching the next generation of girls … and boys?

What do you think?

P.S. I hope to see some of you tonight at the Putnam. Please be sure to say hi!

3 Responses to “Women versus women”

  1. skimom Says:

    Shoot! Wish I had this on my radar for tonight! Pleas tell us all about it-I won’t make it.

  2. Kay Says:

    Well, it sounds like you’ll have fun tonight, anyway, Skimom! ;) And yes, I should have said this earlier … I’ll blog about the show afterward. Just check back here.

  3. Norma Fay Says:

    I don’t understand why women tend to be so critical of each other. Far too often mothers are the worst at this, even though we try to teach our children not to judge each other. As a busy mom who works outside the home, I have found that a good working mom blog can be a great resource through all of the stages of a child’s life. It somehow helps build a virtual community of mothers who often are less judgmental of each other than they are in real life. My favorites, like Young Urban Moms, have a ton useful tips that only come with experience. I get great tips, advice, stories, and ideas from moms that are really easy to relate to and really funny. You should take a look.

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