I have had many a feminist tell me that I am setting women back, by allowing myself to be placed in a gender specific role…here’s the thing, in our house there is no such thing as gender specific roles, and I didn’t allow anything to happen to me. Yes, I made the conscious decision to be the one that stays home to raise the kids, keep house, cook dinner, do homework, etc etc etc, however, my husband takes just as active a role, in doing all those same things. So while it may look like I have taken on the 50’s housewife role by force, that is not the case at all.
In addition, once my kids have reached a certain age, I will return to school, tackle a Law Degree, and practice law…again, something that is empowering to me, because it is a choice that I am making for my life, that will not only make it better, but will have a trickle down effect, of making life better for my family!
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