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11/11/2011

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Jean Evich

I would not use sexuality to sell motherhood. I think we could be provocative in whole different way if we look to those women around us who are mothers and empowered physically. And by empowered physically, I mean women who know to their core they could defend themselves physically in almost any situation. That would threaten the very core of what we are up against and be empowering. Maybe we can look to women self-defense instructors or martial artists to help us do a campaign like this.

Sharon Rose

I devoured Ann Crittenden's The Price of Motherhood while sitting in a rocking chair nursing my second child. As to the idea of "selling motherhood" I'd think the process is well underway in the birthing and midwifery community, although respectfully rather than in a prostituting sort of way. I recommend the following books: Orgasmic Birth by Debra Pascali-Bonaro; Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin (she has a chapter on orgasmic birth); and Ecstatic Birth by Sarah Buckley, MD. All are about empowering women to 'take back birth' and 'take back your body' but with sexual reproduction as the vehicle.

b

Love the campaign idea, but not sure glamour is the way to go. Feel more the strength and perserverance of Mothers (or s.a.h.dads, sparents) Be real. Labor of love... the triple shift...

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