Review of Controversial French Feminist Elizabeth Badinter's The Conflict

April 30, 2012

Read my review of the book which took Europe by storm proclaiming that new 'naturalist' mothering protocols are bad for women and bad for birth rates:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/the-conflict-by-elisabeth...

Read an article by Slate author Katie Allison Granju about Badinter's conflict of interest as part owner and Board Chairman of Publicis, advertising agency for Nestle and other baby formula manufacturers who stand to make a lot of money if women choose not to breastfeed. Perhaps Badinter should have at least given full disclosure if she was going to weigh in on the relative merits of breastfeeding.

http://slate.me/lrjCv

If you're really interested, check out the comments section on Slate's piece for a lively debate.

Teaser: 
"Badinter is unafraid to give the sacred cow of maternalism an occasional swift kick in the shins."