The blog, “You Do You and Don’t Judge Me! It’s Time to Bridge the Great Divide” is part 2 in a 3-part series. Part I discussed the on-going battle between stay at home moms (SAHM) versus moms who work outside of the home. This blog talks specifically, about women who by choice, do not have children.
Unless you’ve experienced it personally, this may not be a type of female rivalry that you’ve been subject to. You may not even be consciously aware that it exists… It does. And for a certain population of women, it is a behavior that can be pretty intense, cruel even. Especially, if you’re on the receiving end.
I chose to highlight awareness on this specific rivalry because it stems from assumptions. It is a judgment that most frequently comes from one female to another, the projection of unwanted opinions and criticism. It’s about being judged for a lifestyle because it is different than hers is. They key one is, a female is doing the world a disservice by choosing not to procreate.
This heart of this particular topic is about a lack of understanding. There are so many pressures women face on a daily basis exclusive to females… With these unrelenting societal restraints why do we then, continue as women to add to that pressure by judging and not being supportive of one another, when and where we need it most?
Life is hard enough on its own without adding additional pressure or things to be worried about. The rivalry is there. It’s time we change the perception. You already are. It’s time to be.