I adore Judith Warner’s NYTimes blog Motherlode. Judith lived in France and brings her Continental, as well as American, perspective to the topic of motherhood and American women’s ferocious desire to raise perfect children.
We all know that American women set endlessly perfect standards for themselves, making moms last, denying mothers the right to pleasure because there’s something else, anything else, in the Must Do queue.
I’ve always felt that breast pumps were sort of the last straw for emancipated women.
About a year ago, sitting with two women, one a doctor and the other a pharmaceutical sales woman — both attached to ‘the pump’ — my heart broke for them.