My graduation date is coming up next semester and the main question I’m asked is “So, what are your plans, like, what’s your ultimate goal?”
I really just…want to be a mom.
"Oh…maybe you should go back to 1919. Thanks for setting women back."
What is feminism to you? Equality in the workplace? Equal pay? To me, it is the freedom of choice. Women were stuck in certain roles, in certain jobs while men dominated their lives. Women today can do anything (in America), if they so choose. So why do you have such a problem with me choosing to be a stay-at-home mom?
Think about all of the shit your mom had to deal with—it’s a full-time job to keep a family together and running. Don’t knock my ambitions because it’s a domestic job. I want a side job in another field, yeah, but that’s just it—it would be a side job. I won’t apologize for wanting to be there for every moment of my child’s life.
I receive a great warmth from working with children and some people don’t have that. While they’re off making sure our economy doesn’t plummet, I’m here raising our future. A stay-at-home mom does not equate to simpleton. I’m not sacrificing my skills or potential. I have to be a jack-of-all-trades and be very knowledgeable if I want to better the world with my spawn. I may very well raise someone who will save our economy or have the Nobel prize renamed in their greatness. And if I so choose, I’ll use my skills and potential for other reasons as well.