Oh, did I type that outloud?
One thing that has really changed in our society is the cultural support for marriage,
mothering, and wife-dom. These days it is practically sacrilege to let little girls dream of
becoming wives and mothers. Today it is all about the education and the making of money, and
pushing girls into careers. Not long ago there was a big fuss over some toys, easy bake ovens
for example, became the symbolic evidence of girls selling themselves short. No more little
dishes, dolls, and tea parties, you are destined to go into the STEM fields.
Being a wife and even a mother, is now perceived as a bit of a failure, something uneducated,
unenlightened women do because we don’t know better and no-one has taught us we have choices.
To even suggest that we might be making a valid choice, an intelligent choice even, is met with
huge resistance. Marriage and motherhood…
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