Friday, May 2, 2008

Kylie on Motherhood

I was getting off the train the other day when I saw this headline:

Kylie: Motherhood is not for me.

"Pop princess Kylie Minogue has admitted she may never have children.
Minogue, who is 40 next month, said that although she dreams of having a family she sometimes believes it is "not the right path" for her.
She told the German edition of Vogue: "I never had the feeling I was made for a conventional marriage with a house in the suburbs."Media interest in 'supermothers', who are simultaneously on stage and bringing up children, is understandable. But for many that is too much of a good thing.
"There are also artists such as Debbie Harry or Dolly Parton who have managed to have an unbelievable career without a family."

I guess the celebrity post-feminists are all on display, everyone peering into their personal lives, looking for dirt. And here is a woman of fame, playing out Persephone, the eternal maiden and Aphrodite, goddess of love.
Kylie's story has become a myth of this post feminist era, where her search for motherhood vs career whilst dating the unavailable rogue has been in the tabloids for years on end. And never so highlighted as when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, an illness that has crept up and become a growing concern for our age.
Persephone: the eternal maiden

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