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Mothers Share The Brutal Realities of Parenthood, Uncensored
This article contains everything some mothers want to say but can't because of societal stigma, as well as resources for childfree women.
It’s been a brutal few weeks for women and I feel moved to share this article for the young women out there who are either being shamed about living a childfree lifestyle or are on the fence about parenthood. Here’s what the writer says:
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“Last week, a single and childfree woman on TikTok received violent threats from triggered people when she innocently shared her fun day as a woman who doesn’t have children: some of these activities included waking up late, attending a Beyonce concert and learning how to make shakshuka. I sense some serious jealousy and misogyny in the air. While there are certainly rewarding aspects to parenthood, not every woman wants to be a mother, and we shouldn’t be threatening innocent people for daring to live their best lives based on what they genuinely want to do and not what society tells them they should do. It’s clear there’s a nefarious reason and a hidden agenda on why people don’t want others to share the benefits of a different lifestyle that challenges their way of life. But it’s also clear we need to continue to speak about both sides of parenthood in honest ways if we want to prepare young women for making decisions that truly speak to their authentic desires. Women are now speaking out about the brutal realities of motherhood in honest and transparent ways online and advising younger generations.
One of these mothers says, “I have two children whom I love to the moon and back. If I could go back to my younger self, I’d tell myself to not have kids, ever. I gave up everything to raise these two kids. No, I’m not being selfish. This sacrifice should not be asked of anyone. It takes a HUGE toll on a mom’s mental and physical health to be a parent every single day of your life. It’s a life sentence, a harsh punishment to women designed by a patriarchal society to keep women in their place. I’m tired. So very tired. Endless cooking, cleaning, and caring while working full time. They say you have a partner who will share the burden. Ladies – don’t be so gullible. No sane person will take on the burden as much as you’ll end up doing.”