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Sunday, May 06, 2007

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I don't think I have anything profound to say, but sometimes I feel the same way - personal and political inseparable, given the role reversal we have done in our family.

I haven't written as much about my childrens' reactions (probably for similar reasons) but things like talking to my boys about what they grow up reveal profound assumptions about gender on both sides.

Anyway, I don't have a good comment, but wanted to say thanks for the post!

I'm sure that there are very many reasons to write about one's children - or not to. But I'm glad you do for despite the many differences between my life and yours, your observations of Olle are like a prism to my own observations of my children. Put simply: it's a help.

This one of your posts that's had me thinking and not quite able to put my finger on what it was I wanted to say. If I read that conservative site, I become angry, so as a rule I don't. There doesn't seem to be much point in confrontation and opposition. However I do think there is a lot of good to come from writing about our lives as women and mothers, which necessitates some talking about our children. Although I expect what one can say, without breaching their privacy or telling a story that is theirs to tell, changes as children grow older. I'm hoping Grace will grow into a world where it's OK to be interested and curious about how others live, but that real diversity is respected at a deep level. Optimistic, I know.

Thank you for your lovely comment the other day too.

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