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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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BRIAN THORN undertakes an ambitious comparative study in From Left to Right: Maternalism and Women's Political Activism in Postwar Canada.
Mothers, teachers, maternalism and early childhood education and care: Some historical connections.
Because the New Left's tactics and emphasis on liberation contrasted with many older radicals' maternalism, her argument is not entirely persuasive, but her points about the women activists' confusion over the differences and the personal links between the two eras are carefully developed.
Bass is sexy maternalism (is that redundant?), exposing herself with a nod to a natural sense of modesty.
These arguments resonated with the rhetoric of early-twentieth century reformers but feminist advocacy for the PDA differed ideologically from earlier maternalism. Instead of arguing for differential treatment of women as a group defined by gender status, feminist advocates argued for equal treatment of pregnant women.
The article will trace Ak y la humanidad's progression from eugenics based on militarism to eugenics based on maternalism in the context of early twentieth-century Spanish anarchist thought on eugenics and the role of women during the Spanish Civil War.
"The idea of being a chair is a gift for good behaviour by a party leader is 19th century paternalism, or maternalism. Chairs should be able to chair committees without fear or favour."
Chemistry via-a-vis maternalism in lace bugs (Heteroptera: Tingidae): Alarm pheromones and exudate defense in Corythucha and Gargaphia species.
(30) Ann Orloff, "From Maternalism to 'Employment for All': State Policies to Promote Women's Employment across the Affluent Democracies," in The State after Statism, ed.
"Mr Brady is being treated as a special case - whether that's because Ashworth has lost perspective and has been drawn into a battle or because of misplaced maternalism, it is not clear.
In the design of the Agency, both paternalism and maternalism found expression through male Agents and their wives, as well as other employees.