"Mama's baby, papa's maybe" nghĩa là gì?
"Mama's baby, papa's maybe" -> nghĩa là 'con của mẹ, của bố thì không chắc'.
"Mama’s baby, Papa’s maybe." Yup, that’s right. Across the lion’s share of human evolutionary (tiến hóa) history (and with very few exceptions that are the result of very modern biomedical (y sinh) technologies), women could be assured that any babies that they gave birth to were, in fact, their babies.
I feel like I started to make the connection with “Virile.” There’s this Hortense Spillers essay called Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe. It pretty famously articulates (chỉ rõ) this difference between body and flesh, especially in the context of Black women, and how we identify as flesh, which is very different from the context of a body.
The enormous (to lớn) value that patriarchal (gia trưởng) cultures and religions place on female virginity has roots in biology. We’ve all heard the saying, “Mama’s baby, Papa’s maybe.” From time immemorial men have sought to control female sexuality to ensure that the children in which they invest their time, money and life energy are their own; and also to maximize their own offspring.