I’ve been pondering on the unfairness and inequality of the way society piles the guilt on mothers. Not to mention all of the guilt that mothers tend to pile on themselves.
I’d like to illustrate:
What the father hears from society:
Oh look at you spending so much time with your kids. They’re so lucky to have you. You help so much around the house. Your wife is so fortunate to have such a wonderful husband who contributes so much. Just look at how much more time you spend with your family than your father’s generation.
What the mother hears from society:
You work? Oh that must be so hard. Are the kids okay at daycare all day? It’s too bad you have so little time to spend with them. It must be so difficult to get everything done. I don’t see how you can be happy letting someone else practically raise your children. Just look at how little time you spend with your family compared to your mother’s generation.
Society sucks big time. Nuff said.