Monday, March 19th, 2012
Being that it was Mother’s Day yesterday, I got to thinking. I watched an episode of The Good Wife recently in which a young attorney left the firm because she was getting married and wanted to have a family. This caused shock among the more senior female members of the firm. You don’t have to give this up in order to have a family, they said, with strong undertones of how much she’d set the women’s movement back by making this decision. ‘But I want to be a wife and mother,’ was her reply. It made me think how, for all the advances we’ve made which allow us to have choices, this one is now somewhat frowned upon.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
I don’t wanna get all Dolly Parton on your ass, but heck, she had it right when she said ‘Sometimes it’s Hard to Be a Woman.’ There are a lot of pressures on us, not least of which is the timeless debate over when we’re just gonna jack it all in and have kids already. It seems no matter how much progress we make, dropping a sprog is still the ultimate achievement of a woman. So, what if it just so happens that particular activity is nowhere on your agenda? Actually, I feel comfortable with you now, so I’m just gonna come out and say it: I don’t wanna have kids!