Dear Society, Stop Shaming Women For Their Life Aspirations

We live during a time in which women are encouraged to go to school, get a job and do whatever they want with their lives. While this is great, there was a time when women were not allowed to go to school at all and were forced to stay at home and raise their kids. Now, we as a society have advanced and we motivate women to go to university, get a degree and find a job they love.

Although this is all amazing, we continue to live in a society in which we shame women who want to be housewives instead of career women. We as a society need to acknowledge that not all women want to have a career or work a 9-5 job 7 days a week. Some women just simply want to be housewives and raise their children and this is totally okay.

We need to stop shaming women for what they want to do with their lives. If a woman wants to be a doctor that is great, if they want to be a stripper that’s totally okay, if they want to be a housewife that’s awesome.

Additionally, in society, we also see ta common trend of shaming women who want to be doctors, lawyers, dentists and so on. Society tends to say things like “why do you want an education if you’re going to get married?” or “there’s no point in staying in school for so long if you’re going to end up as a housewife in the end anyway.”

On the contrary, if women aspire to be homemakers, society also shames them by saying things like “you only want to be a housewife so you can stay at home all day and depend on your spouse for money” or “why would you want to stay nested in your house just for a man?”

We all need to recognize the difference between choice and force.

It is obviously wrong to force a woman to do anything such as making them become a stay at home mom or pursue a career if that’s not what they want to do with their life. But if one chooses to get an education or become a homemaker then we need to support them and the path that they have chosen for their life.

If women are doing what makes them happy and they’re doing things that you don’t agree with, why should it matter to you? It is their life and it is not something that you should be concerned about.

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