Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day from the WBP

You don't have to have a child to feel like a mother, or be motherly, or motherlike or maternal. We can be mothers to our ideas, our passions, to our pets, to our extended families -- being a mom can also be about being a nurturing caregiver, a protector of life and liberty, a guardian of the weak and the fragile, and a steward of the earth and all of its living creatures.

So, from all of us at the Women's Bioethics Project, we wish you a Happy and Joyful Mother's Day!


Anonymous said...

I agree with all that, yet somehow I resent the idea that once again, something only a woman can do is going to belong to everyone. You can nurture, you sure can, but you cannot be a mother unless you have mothered a child. Period.

MKD said...

, when is everyone going to realize that motherhood is and should continue to be an exclusive private club, to which only a few should be allowed?

Lingual Tremors said...

Wow. The second comment is obviously being sarcastic, but the first one -- talk about bitter and divisive -- nothing like taking beautiful, generous sentiment and twisting it. No sentiment of sisterhood or unity between women there. I guess Oprah and 'Mother Teresa' can't be embraced in the spirit of motherhood, according to Anonymous.