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Mother to Daughter: A Questional Legacy – Part 4
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Enjoyed this series quite a bit. I always felt I had a choice to be what I wanted to be . . . and never considered acquiring self-esteem as other than an individual endeavor.
An insightful post – thank you!!!
“For we think back through our mothers if we are women.” Virginia Woolf
Good post, Jo Anne! As a biologist, you can appreciate my frustration when I did some grad work in biology at the U. of Illinois in the Seventies. When a couple of my projects suggested that there might be an element of “female choice” both in Drosophila mating and in redwing courtship, the male biologists simply laughed at me. I believe there has been some support for that idea in recent years. Luckily, I built my career on biology education rather than on biology itself!
The hardest question to answer is: How can a daughter examine the legacy she has received from her mother in a wise but critical way and question those aspects that diminish her sense of self-worth? JoAnne, isn’t that the truth? It’s been a challenge for me to do that over the years.
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