Dear Amy Glass,
I read this article today by Amy Glass titled, I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.
I can't tell you the last time I read something that got me SO worked up and RAGE filled. Besides the fact that this woman is probably the most ignorant human being I have come across on the internet, she has a totally distorted idea of feminism. I wish I could meet her and shake some common sense into her.
Where do I even start with this article? I am not a mother. However, even I can see what amazing growth an individual personally goes through while experiencing parenthood. Yes, anyone can get married and have babies, something she calls "average." However, sustaining a loving and beneficial relationship with your spouse IS anything but average these days. Putting someone else's needs above your own does more for someone's personal progress and growth then a woman "backpacking on her own through Asia" or "getting a promotion, or landing a dream job," will any day.
It seems to me that Amy Glass doesn't understand that women find BOTH family and career rewarding accomplishments. Now are you ready for this?... "You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids."
I think Amy and I have VERY different ideas of what is considered "exceptional." Becoming a better human being every day is what I consider being exceptional. I think it is the human connections and relationships we make in this life that will help us with that more than anything else. And what better way to spend your life than raising, and teaching our children to be kind, hardworking individuals? The same kids that can go forward and make our world a better place. It may sound cheesy, but its pretty evident to me that Amy Glass doesn't seem to understand that our children are the future. With her logic, all this "exceptional" business would cease to exist if we stopped making families a priority.
Being an amazing mother and parent is the very start to what creates and helps develop someone that becomes "exceptional." Healthy, fulfilling family relationships are the absolute core and foundation of a successful and functioning world. Now tell me what is more exceptional than that?
GET THE PARTY STARTED
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