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There is an incredibly thoughtful article currently up at Times Higher Education at the moment, “Women and Children First” and it positions parenting styles and particularly, the re-emergence of ‘attachment parenting’ within the framework of our patriarchal work and living arrangements. It is really worth the read. Every now and then I come across a piece of writing that connects up a series of thoughts I have been having and I never quite see the world the same way again. This is one of those articles; it isn’t talking about anything new for me, but it is making those links in a more concrete, more overarching way for me. This is where feminism meets economics meets parenting:

In turn, what Hrdy finds is that a supportive network of caregivers is an evolutionarily stable strategy, ensuring children have many attachment figures. Patriarchal society isolated mothers by creating an environment that immured…

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