You're Doing It Wrong

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Feb 15, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 40:16

As if conception, childbirth, and mothering a newborn weren’t hard enough, American society reserves a special level of scrutiny for women in those phases of life. Margaret Quinlan and Bethany Johnson have lived through that scrutiny, and their book is called “You’re Doing it Wrong!” It looks at why mom-shaming is so prevalent–and has been for a century. Margaret Quinlan is a professor of communications studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Bethany Johnson is a medical historian studying at the University of South Carolina. (Originally aired Aug 20, 2020).