Aired: February 23, 2013

Feminists: Intense Mothers?

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Feminists tend to be thought of as “anti-motherhood.” But psychologist (and mom) Miriam Liss (University of Mary Washington) says feminists are actually more likely than non-feminists to be intense mothers who practice parenting techniques like co-sleeping, breastfeeding, and carrying a child in a body sling. Also featured: To some, being funny at work might seem counterproductive. But John Morreall (College of William and Mary), past president of the International Society for Humor Studies, says many industries, including health care, have begun to appreciate the benefits of humor in the workplace. And: Near the end of his life, the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo burned most of his drawings. Of the masterpieces that remain, 25 are now on a rare, two-stop tour in America. The exhibition’s curator John Spike (College of William & Mary) gives With Good Reason producer Kelley Libby a guided tour.




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