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Certainly the mother serves the interests of patriarchy: she exemplifies in one person religion, social conscience, and nationalism. Institutional motherhood revives and renews all other institutions.

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Source Notes: Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (chapter 2, "The Sacred Calling") (1976).

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Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American feminist, poet, teacher, and writer.

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