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038 deepika Singh
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Mothers deserves to be glorified but the problem arises when this glorification effects those who do not choose to be a mother or someone who struggles with the new role of motherhood. I have a lot of admiration and awe for the amount of work it takes for a woman to raise her children. The physical, emotional and mental strength and mettle that go towards conceiving a child, being pregnant, and then living through the sleepless nights, growing pains, etc. But our society demands a woman to become a mother as soon as she gets married and sacrifice herself for her child. And if she resists, the criticism what she has to face is horrifying. Due to the over glorification of motherhood, when some women struggle with the new role of motherhood, then they have to face the criticisms, shame, and hatred for not being good enough. I firmly believe that a woman should be capable enough of taking decisions relating to her body, whether it is related to having a child or aborting it. But so is not the case in our country. Once a woman gets married, she is dwelled with the constant pressure of having kids. Childless married women are often ridiculed with comments like ‘how can you not want to have kids’, ‘why are you being so selfish?’, ‘think about your future’. Glorifying motherhood is good, over glorification is not. Motherhood is wonderful for those who choose it.