Lifestyle/Entertainment Contributor: Markita Folkes [ @markitamichel_ ]
YES, we can!
We often times hear that women are incapable of doing what men do everyday! However ironically enough, YES we can work a full time job and take care of our families at home.
Very rarely do women get the credit that they deserve, and the notion of being a ‘working mother’ with additional goals and/or aspirations seems selfish to most. But why is that?
Why is it that women must continue to bear a heavier burden when it comes to balancing work and family? And quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing, “she can’t do that” or “she’s neglecting her family because by working too much.” Simply put, there isn’t a PERFECT balance to having a career and maintaining a household.
WE JUST DO IT!
Honestly speaking, women don’t really have the luxury of questioning HOW things will get done!
Girl Boss, Shonda Rhimes said it best:
“When people ask women, ‘How do you go to work and take care of your family?’ You’re somehow suggesting I am not as capable as a man. You’re somehow suggesting that I don’t have as many skills as a man, and you’re also suggesting I am neglecting my life at home.”
Ms. Rhimes has been dominating ABC Network for years now with hit shows such as: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder; while also managing to be the “best” mom to her little ones ultimately maintaining an appropriate home life.
Hence, her book: The Year Of “YES”
And even more recent, she’s signed a multi-year deal with Netflix; adding to her continuously growing empire and personal plate.
No, it’s not easy! But, yes it’s done everyday!
It’s not abnormal to want the career and family. But it is wrong for society to make women seem incompetent or SELFISH for wanting such things.
As I previously mentioned, there will be tough times. There may even be times where we begin to questions ourselves and our decisions, but we must remember that we are POWERHOUSES and more importantly….
WE ARE BUILT FOR THIS!