- Rosjke Hasseldine
- Durham, NH
- United States
Why is the mother-daughter relationship so marginalized within the media, education, and society?
I have come to understand that the mother-daughter relationship is marginalized because it is the root of women's power. Having worked as a counselor and psychotherapist specializing in mothers and daughters for over fifteen years I've witnessed first hand the power this relationship has to challenge and change gender stereotypes that limit women's voice and freedom and help the next generation of women claim their equal place at all tables of power. Marginalizing this key female relationship through lack of publishing, discussion, and limiting it into mothers with difficult teenage daughters or daughters with difficult elderly mothers stops us recognized how this relationship spans the life time and generations. It holds the power to educate the next generation of women to claim a different space than their mothers, and it has the fire of wanting something badly that we will do what it takes to make sure our daughters have a different experience than we have had. Marginalizing mothers and daughters also makes our female history invisible. Let's talk about our relationship with our mothers and discover how much greatness is hidden within these women's lives. Rosjke Hasseldine