Guest post written by Melanie Slaugh,
The Joan Cleavers and the Stepford wives of the generations before us didn’t really know that they an option on whether they wanted to have a family or not. It was assumed and ingrained in their upbringing that they were to marry, have children and live their lives around their family. Well times have changed and thank goodness times have changed.
We can thank reality TV or the feminist movement, either way the modern American woman now has a choice in the matter.
Not every woman is born with that innate feeling that they have to birth and raise a child. It doesn’t mean that woman is less of a woman or a mean old witch; it just means that she feels that her abilities can be used successfully elsewhere. And most women find that in their careers.
There have been studies that women without children tend to be more successful in the workplace. Maybe childless woman have less distractions and can focus on entirely their career. In fact it seems to be a trend that employer’s prefer to hire younger women without children or women who do not plan on having children, even if that doesn’t follow the professional hiring guideline rule book.
Careers for some women are more fulfilling than raising a child. Earning lots of money and being able to allocate it how they want is more rewarding than having a child. And that is okay. Just because a woman doesn’t want to have children of her own doesn’t mean she doesn’t love children. Women who choose career typically have a niece/nephew or godson/goddaughter that has their full attention. Even if they didn’t care for children, it doesn’t matter.
Why shouldn’t a career come first for some women? In fact maybe some women are better off at being awesome and without children than being a mother where her talents aren’t being used to their fullest ability. Look at some of our childless successful women from past and present: the political and independent woman Condoleezza Rice, the beautiful actress Jennifer Aniston, the eloquent writer Emily Dickinson, the deliciously saucy cook, Julia Child’s and of course Oprah. All these woman and many more have made a name for themselves without children. They devoted their lives to a significant other, their personal life and their career.
Whether you are a woman who wants to love your child, dog, new pair of heels or your career, it doesn’t matter as long as you love. A successful woman can be with or without children; the bottom line is that she is successful.
Melanie Slaugh is enthusiastic about the growing prospects and opportunities of various industries and writing articles on various consumer goods and services as a freelance writer. She writes extensively for internet service providers and also topics related to internet service providers in my area for presenting the consumers, the information they need to choose the right Internet package for them. She can be reached at slaugh.slaugh907 @ gmail.com.