Interview by Stav Dimitropoulos, from Womankind #15: Yak. When I first gave birth, I felt no maternal instinct. Just pain. Horrible pain. I was also reeling from this immense sense of duty, a huge burden on my frail shoulders. Nothing would be the same from now on. I had to take care of this child. In Tibetan society, women stay at home, while men work, so, in a sense, we are equal, in that roles are shared. I do think, however, that men have it easier because they don’t ge...
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