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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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16) Muller represented the high watermark for maternalism in constitutional jurisprudence.
In The Guardian, Marina Hyde dismisses Halliwell's maternalism as insincere and as contrived as "Girl Power": "Geri has totally bought into this version of herself.
Chapter six then shifts to sex education, where reformers used maternalism in a radical way to insist that frank and open discussion of human sexuality would help inoculate young people against the appeal of salacious entertainments.
Such maternalism historically enabled women to argue for a measure of direct power in the redefined public arena.
The sea in Solaris represents maternalism which is at once creative and destructive.
This maternalism can clearly be seen in Anne Carlyle's temperance lectures to children in Leeds, which were instrumental in the foundation of the Band of Hope movement.
First, the notion of maternalism held that all women were mothers, or at least potential ones, and therefore needed to act on behalf of all children for the betterment of society.
Undoubtedly memory plays a role in our adult affection for picture books but so does this distinctly colonizing version of paternalism and maternalism.
Some employers exhibit maternalism -- "a unilateral positioning of the employer as a benefactor who receives personal thanks, recognition and validation of self from the domestic worker.
Sue had an air of authority mixed with a hint of maternalism.
And, while paternalism or maternalism might not be appropriate between, say, national groups, it might be appropriate with respect to children.

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