savagemama: Letter to Erica Jong

Today I got down on my knees with a bowl of hot soapy water. As I cleaned vomit off my daughter’s car seat I started talking to Erica Jong out loud on my front porch. Jong, a novelist, writer of non-fiction and second-wave feminist icon, asks in this Wall Street Journal op-ed published this weekend if attachment parenting is creating a prison for the modern woman. Is it, she asks, victimizing the baby-wearing, cloth diapering types and drop kicking them right back to 1950s? She calls the whole culture of modern motherhood a giant step backwards. She calls breastfeeding and sleeping with one’s baby into question, she even takes a few stabs at adoptive parents and Dr. Sears himself. To Jong, apparently, no one is sacred. Read More »