The politics of motherhood, the politician as mother

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Maroosha Muzaffar, The rebel son, both fan and prisoner of his mother’s politics, Indian Express, August 24, 2010.

Damned if the son follows in her footsteps and damned if he doesn’t… women politicians also get judged as parents, while no one asks men about their offspring–not how many, not what they do, nor why, how, if or why not. This article about Asiya Andrabi’s son is a great example.