La déclaration des droits des mamans
(The declaration of rights of mothers) Book not yet available in English
Mothers have the right not to be perfect, to repair bicycles, to have fun at work, to be quiet when they read in the bathroom, to change their lives and live their love stories as they wish. [Source: Publisher]
The stated ambition of this book, which should be read together with its male version, The Declaration of the Rights of Fathers, is to “fight against stereotypes related to parental roles (Mothers: “The right to protest and rebel when they receive meaningless gifts such as household appliances” / Fathers: “The right to cry for a film or when they feel great pain”). If the texts of the fifteen articles are short, the extravagant and dynamic illustrations help to make the clichés even more ridiculous. Some articles lightly go further in affirming the rights of parents to fulfil themselves beyond their children (“the right to prefer an evening with friends to puppets with children”). Family reading is recommended to laugh and provoke debate. [Source: La revue des livres pour enfants].
Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)