Special Seminar:
on Motherhood under Turbo Capitalism

When: Wednesday 15th of June, 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Dexter bar/cafe, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill.
Co-ordinator: Liz Connor

(special seminar)

Wednesday 15th of June, 6.30pm – 8pm

On Motherhood under Turbo Capitalism
(Liz Connor)
This event will be run in collaboration with birth.art to complement their exhibition ‘rethinking birth through art in the age of porn and plastic surgery’, showing at the ACU Gallery at 26 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, from June 14-30.
A little taster of what Liz will be speaking about:
The entrance of women in the workplace is touted as a social revolution of unprecedented success. Feminists have argued that there hasn’t been a corresponding revolution in the organisation of childcare and this has left mothers stranded between the timewarp of domestic and corporate identities. Many mothers long for the supports of proverbial ‘village’ it takes to raise a child. Lots feel torn by the unsustainable demands on them, guilt about being unable to do anything well, grief about the autonomy they experienced in their careers. An unquantified number suffer maternal guilt, and sink into depression as a result of exhaustion, irritability with their children and disillusionment with mothering. Mothers put on a brave face, but many are in silent crisis. Is it time for a mother’s revolution?