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Unsex Mothering Responses: Katharine Silbaugh

Unsexing the End of Men A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Katharine Silbaugh[1] Darren Rosenblum’s wonderfully engaging case in Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting,[2] pulls the reader into what has to be an unobjectionable argument that biosex and motherhood need to be delinked.  If the […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Theodore Andrew Myhre

  Meaning Matters: Hypersex Parenting A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Theodore Andrew Myhre[1] Darren Rosenblum wants to change the world of parenting, and he wants to use law to do it.[2]  His comparative project explores how legal regimes governing mothering should attempt to “unsex” their statutory language […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Julie Shapiro

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Sexed Parentage A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Julie Shapiro[1] Unsex Mothering is both provocative and persuasive.[2]  As Professor Darren Rosenblum contends, mothering should be unsexed.  That said, I think that Rosenblum’s initial discussion about the role of biology in defining motherhood[3] (and by […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Mary Whisner

Unsex Mothering? Or Change Parenting? A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Mary Whisner[1] This weekend I attended a memorial on Saturday and read Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering[2] on Sunday.  The juxtaposition was interesting because the 93-year-old emeritus law professor memorialized, Professor Emeritus Robert L. Fletcher,[3] had defied 1950s […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol

Revisiting Mothering? – A Mother’s Thoughts A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol[1] I came to motherhood (“am2”?)[2] late in life.  Mothering is the most complex, difficult, challenging work in which I have ever engaged.  It also is the most rewarding, exciting, frightening, all consuming work […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Libby Adler

Of Cheerios and Sequined Heels A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Libby Adler[1] As I sit down to write, I do so amid the ruckus of my four-year-old daughter crying.  I took away her chocolate Hanukkah gelt because she ate beyond the allotted amount.  In her world, I […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: Katherine Kraschel

Addressing the Surrogacy and Egg Donation Elephant in the Room A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Katherine Kraschel[1] I preface my response to Professor Rosenblum’s piece by sharing that as the co-chair of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender’s article selection committee and the first member of […]

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Unsex Mothering responses: Ariela Gross

Unsex Parenting, or, What’s So Bad About the 1970s? A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting Ariela Gross John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California Law School I am extremely sympathetic to the idea of “unsexing” parenting, as a matter of […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: I. Bennett Capers

Shall I Play Mother? A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting I. Bennett Capers[1] “Shall I play mother?” asks a campy old man in Peter Ackroyd’s Chatterton, a novel I read some years ago, using the phrase to determine who should serve tea.[2]  It’s telling that the phrase has […]

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Unsex Mothering Responses: I. Glenn Cohen

The Science, Fiction, and Science Fiction of Unsex Mothering A Response to Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a Culture of New Parenting I. Glenn Cohen[1] In her novel Woman on the Edge of Time, the Canadian Feminist writer Marge Piercy’s protagonist, Connie Ramos, incarcerated in a mental institution, time travels to a set of possible […]

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