Hallstein Contributes to Book on Empowering Women and Mothers
D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein has published a chapter in the book After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women & Mothers in Relationships (Demeter Press, September 2017). Hallstein’s chapter is entitled “But, Didn’t I Choose This? Laying the Groundwork to Empower Mothers by Closing the Choice Gap between Women and Men Before Becoming Mothers and Fathers.”
Hallstein is an associate professor of rhetoric at the College of General Studies, as well as a women’s studies professor looking at the cultural constructions of motherhood. In this chapter, Hallstein further looks at the concept of motherhood and outlines the six conversations future parenting partners need to have before having children together. These conversations can lay the foundation for gender equality in parenting and in families.
As Hallstein states in her chapter, “Although these conversations may result in potential parents not becoming parents together, these conversations must occur to lay the groundwork to empower mothers by closing the choice gap between mothers and fathers.”
Throughout the rest of her chapter, Hallstein explores contemporary motherhood, equality, shared parenting, and what those concepts mean in relation to gender-equitable relationships and shared-parenting practices.
Find more information about After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women & Mothers in Relationships through Demeter Press.