Wow. Somehow, this got by me two years ago. I knew the pain of my father not seeing my children when they were first born, because he was married to an insecure woman who was constantly in therapy and was more interested in her own life and her own children instead of my father’s children (me and my brother — and our respective children, which are 5 in number). Therefore, I can relate to Rebecca Walker’s feelings about her mother never having seen her own grandchild and for basically disowning Rebecca one month before giving birth to her son.
This is a must read for any woman who has ever wondered about the dark side of feminism, and what some of our supposed role models are really like behind their celebrity facade.
How my mother’s fanatical views tore us apart – by Rebecca Walker, daughter of Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and feminist icon – many women worship her as an iconic nurturing mother figure