Rebecca Walker Explains Rift With Mother, Alice

Alice and Rebecca Walker

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Author Rebecca Walker and her mother, novelist Alice Walker, had a very public falling out over what Rebecca calls her mother's "fanatical feminist views."

Farai Chideya talks with Rebecca and psychologist Phyllis Chesler about motherhood, feminism, and forgiveness.

Chesler is the author of several books on women's issues, including the landmark, Women and Madness.

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Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence

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