One of her big ideas is pointedly reflected in one of her blog posts titled “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.” Not surprisingly, it’s has been generating some attention of late.
Her premise is summed up in this question: “Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself?”
Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if it’s a huge accomplishment and cause for celebration to be able to get knocked up or find someone to walk down the aisle with. These aren’t accomplishments, they are actually super easy tasks, literally anyone can do them. They are the most common thing, ever, in the history of the world. They are, by definition, average. And here’s the thing, why on earth are we settling for average?
If women can do anything, why are we still content with applauding them for doing nothing?
I want to have a shower for a woman when she backpacks on her own through Asia, gets a promotion, or lands a dream job not when she stays inside the box and does the house and kids thing which is the path of least resistance. The dominate cultural voice will tell you these are things you can do with a husband and kids, but as I’ve written before, that’s a lie. It’s just not reality.
You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.
Some reactions to Glass’ post:
To add to the context, here are the titles to a few other Glass-penned Thought Catalog posts:
- “Here’s How To Cheat Proof Your Relationship: Stay Attractive”
- “Is The Point Of Having Kids Just To Not Be Lonely?”
- “Hillary Clinton Has Given Just As Much To This World As The Stay At Home Wife In My 11am Yogalates Class”
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