In almost every culture, women are perceived to fulfil Project M, it’s like her anatomy predetermines her fate. In most cases, the ideas about woman are crucially linked to marriage, maternity, and motherhood. But is this really a natural phenomenon? By the way, yes, we’re still on the same page, this is an Usagi Drop post.
By examining the women of this series—Masako, Haruko, Nitani, and Daikichi’s mom—one of the things that I noticed about Usagi Drop is it tries to hit its viewers on the emotional level by showing that the “mother” is the kin relationship most expressive of biological fact. The relationship between mother and child is peculiarly “natural” because of the indisputable fact that the woman has given birth to the child. Continue reading