What did they transmit to us, our mothers, to make us women? An important reflection on the transmission of femininity.
The renowned sociologist Marina Subirats reflects on the mother-child bond from the lived experience, and on the transmission of femininity.
"Beyond talking about guilt or the longing we feel for our mother, we need to explore something else: what did they pass on to us to make us women? What were their messages, their impositions, their fears, their demands? What was it like to raise a daughter in a society so dominated by men that almost no space was left for one to have an opinion of their own? Is any of this still valid? To what extent have we freed ourselves from those models and mandates? This is what I attempt to explain. Beginning with the deepest experience, the one lived personally. But also trying to understand what has happened to other women, those of the past and the present, in order to imagine what might happen to those of the future."