This month’s theme on Man Repeller is family, which is so all-encompassing it can seem overwhelming. Where do you start with a family dynamic? Where do you begin with the complicated relationships that engulf the word’s meaning? Are we even talking about the biological literals of a “family?” If we’re not, what constitutes a family? If we are, why are we doing that?
Our theme of the month announcement was met with some very intelligent content recommendations from you (the community!), which ran a gamut from the lighthearted and farfetched to the convoluted and deep-seated, but one particular remark regarding a reader’s relationship with her mother and her desire to, essentially, emancipate herself/make sure not to become her really stuck with me: I’ve been at that rodeo for the greater half of at least the past two years.
I’ve written about it at length.
And spoken a Monocycle episode that touched upon it.
Hell, we even dedicated an entire month’s theme to it.
So here we are, back again, talking about our moms, because one relationship that will never not be interesting to dissect as it evolves at the wildly rapid pace it does, is the one between girl and woman, woman and woman, daughter and mother.
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