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5th August
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Are we mothers that are invisible? Same-sex parenting while the right look

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Last week-end, the Guardian published a pleasant piece compiled by an adoptive daddy, Ben Fergusson, explaining their connection with raising their infant together with spouse. It is currently one of several Guardian‘s most-read pieces, plus it’s both thoughtful and interesting, given that writer teases out the real ways their experience illuminates just just just what we as being a society think of sex and parenthood. Like Fergusson, I’m raising my youngster in a same-sex relationship; like him, i will be maybe not the biological moms and dad. Unlike him, however, my partner could be the biological mother – we don’t have connection with adoption. Exactly what i believe could very well be many various is just just how heterosexual sex roles and objectives shape my connection with being a lesbian mum. We never read much concerning this subject with me, and so I thought it might be useful to share my own experience here until I had a baby; even now, searching hard, it’s not easy to find accounts that resonate.

I came across myself nodding along towards the experience Fergusson defines as he first became a moms and dad. Anticipating responses about his sex, he encountered one thing instead various:

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