A ‘Good’ Father

‘He (Sara Maitland’s husband) would do, generously and gladly, appointed tasks but found it very difficult to respond to unanticipated needs. I do believe this is a socially encouraged deficiency in most men, because they do have control in the majority of situations and simply do not have to respond emotionally as women do. He was also being far more rewarded for being a ‘good father’ than I for being a ‘good mother’, because he was getting so much praise and psychic support for doing simple things, which, had I not done them, would have been considered gross inadequacy in me.”

Sara Maitland ‘Why Children?’  reviewed Sydney Morning Herald 7/2/1981. 

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