In this episode, this group of women talk about their feelings and frustrations around raising children in our modern society. They point specifically to instances where they felt judged and pressure to conform to societal norms when it came to parenting.  In this day and age - where judgement and outside opinions on parenting are rife - the moms in the group vent their frustration with this status quo. The women share their thoughts on how we should be supporting each other instead of judging each other in order to pass that “way of thinking” along to the next generation. They each point out a specific short story from the book that held personal meaning for them and this just highlights the fact that this book potentially has a message that can speak to anyone.  Discussion Points: Instincts vs Society’s expectations Raising Children while being judged by society Instincts around raising children Children’s instincts Parent’s being judged  Making decisions that will allow your child to be themselves Women supporting other women raising their children Should judgement affect how you raise your children? Parents feelings about their kids often go back to their own past experiences Book for men on the male stereotype and vulnerability  Members’ Personal Journals Resources: Women Who Run with the Wolves Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle 
Continuing on from the previous episode, this group of six women delve deeper into the book “Women who Run with the Wolves”. They discuss their personal views and whether they think the book is a valid observation of the female psyche. Interestingly, they all agree that regardless of who you are, the book is sure to envoke deep thought about society’s expectation of women. They guide listeners on parts of the book that resonated with each of them as well as things about the book they didn’t enjoy.  Discussion Points: The importance of the timing of reading this book Author’s writing make getting into the book difficult  The audiobook version is more palatable  Critique of the book’s over analysation of meaning and symbolism How music relates to the book Kelly Lee Owens Album - Innersong Thoughts on Music Fiona Apple’s Album The “cage” of being categorised by society A perspective on society’s expectations of men  Resources: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Women Who Run with the Wolves Book Interrupted on Spotify Pitchfork Article - Kelly Lee Owens Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Listen to these six women discuss, rant, cry and laugh about each of their individual experiences while beginning the classic book “Women Who Run with the Wolves”. Through storytelling, this book dives into the wild woman archetype and how it can be restored. Currently considered a staple in most bookstores this book brings out strong opinions in its readers. Whether they love the book or hate it, these six women make a point to encourage each other to share their honest opinions. And boy are they honest… On the fence about reading “Women Who Run with Wolves”? This episode may be exactly what you need to help make that decision. Discussion Points: Sarah’s review :-) Lindsay’s review :( Lia’s Review :-| Meredith’s review :-| Kara’s Review :-) Kim’s review :-| Group discussion on combined thoughts on the book Freedom getting affected by the roles you take on  Women’s roles and society’s expectations Conforming vs Non-Conforming  Magical Experience of reading this book (and not reading it) Resources: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Women Who Run with the Wolves Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Dec 22nd, 1978
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1 hour, 42 minutes
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