“Go Ask Your Mother”: The Perpetuation of Gender Roles within the Family

“Go Ask Your Mother”: The Perpetuation of Gender Roles within the Family
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  • “Go Ask Your Mother”: The Perpetuation of Gender Roles within the Family
  • Hey Dad, can I...
  • Go ask your mother!
  • Slide Number: Mom is Pregnant and Thinking
  • Ten years earlier...
  • I cannot believe I am having a girl! What kind of mother should I be...?
  • Slide Number: Mom is at the Library Researching
  • This seems like a good place to start!
  • Luce Irigaray
  • Group 4: Eugenie Arturo, Lizzy Leclaire, and Ellen Zhang
  • Slide Number: Luce Irigaray Appears
  • • Narration: Mom discovered that she is pregnant with a girl, and she is worrying about how she will raise her child and cultivate a healthy mother-daughter relationship. She asks herself where do mother-daughter relationships come from and are they ever helpful to women? Mom considers herself a feminist and hopes to bring her daughter into a family that allows her to grow free from sexism and a patriarchal world view.
  • Scene Number: The Story of the Rape of Persephone
  • Hades takes Persephone from Demeter
  • • Pregnant Mum goes on a journey to discover what kind of mother she should be and how to prepare and create a good relationship with her daughter. She goes to the library to research and picks up Luce Irigaray's book as she is a well-know feminist author and discusses the relationship between mothers and daughters. Suddenly, Luce Irigaray appears from the book. Irigaray sees that Mom is pregnant and, upon discovering her child is female, warns her of the importance of holding onto their sacred bond. Irigaray begins to tell the story of the Rape of Persephone, which she discusses in "The Forgotten Mystery of Female Ancestry" (pg. number).
  • Scene Number: Irigaray Continues to Tell Mom of Importance of Mother-Daughter Relationship
  • I'm still not so sure...
  • Hello, I see that you are pregnant. I hope you understand the importance of cultivating the mother-daughter relationship in this day and age. Let me tell you about the Rape of Persephone and how the patriarchy has been repressing mother-daughter relationships for thousands of years.
  • Persephone! Nooooo!
  • As you can see, this story is still relevant. You can also see in my other text that the mother and her child are inevitably separated after birth.
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