There seems to be a misconception out there that we as feminists disrespect women who are housewives or mothers.
The same misconception is applied towards stereotypical “girly” women who like shopping, fashion etc.
Soz, but what kind of feminist could possibly disrespect/dislike housewives, mothers or “girly girls”?
I don’t get it. Really. Like, really.
The belief out there appears to be that feminists just want all women to be career women and nothing else to achieve gender equality.
This ideology would achieve a gender balance in statistics. But what would it solve on its own?
Well, the answer is we would have successful, high-earning women in all sectors…buttttt…we would also, y’know, die out as a race. It’s this word called reproduction, y’know?
The reality is many women have babies. Anyone who thinks they shouldn’t is probably a bit loopy.
I would never turn my nose down on a woman who decides to be a housewife and full time mother. I literally have no reason in my Goddamn mind why that would bother me.
If there are feminists out there who are of this belief, they… kinda need to, y’know, get a brain! (Yep! Feeling sassy today!)
The thing is that feminists want women to be able to make the choices that suit them.
So, if a woman decides to not have children, or not get married, or not be in a monogamist relationship, or not “settle down”, she is fully entitled to do so.
Furthermore, if a woman decides that she would like to get married and have children and care for and raise her family, and she decides that is her life calling and her ambition, then more power to her.
The point is that feminists, or at least this feminist right here, would like women to have the choice. We want women to be able to choose between career vs family, a bit of both, or heck, even neither. It’s when a lifestyle is forced upon a woman that there is an issue!
So, no, housewives, loving mothers and girly girls, we do not hate you or disrespect you… at least the normal feminists don’t.
If you are a feminist and disagree with me, I suggest you work on your superiority complex… and maybe realise that your five bachelor degrees and six masters degrees and two PhD’s are kinda, y’know… not reasons to feel you’re better than everyone else!
*** For the record, I think dedicated mothers are inspiring. As a childless, childish 21 year old college student, the thoughts of putting a child’s needs ahead of my own is… scary. It’s a pretty damn amazing thing to do to be honest. You’re strong as f*** for doing it. Don’t ever let some over-educated, pompous “feminist” tell you otherwise! You have put other people’s damn lives ahead of your own! You care for a family! These are definitions of strength! More power to your choice! Because every lifestyle choice, provided no-one is getting hurt, is valid and okay! ***