When did women get so bloody whingey about anything and everything? At what point did we all become a bunch of moaning minnies? Can anyone recall a time when women actually enjoyed motherhood and didn't bleat on constantly about "getting my life back", "its tough", "I don't have time for myself" "I don't know who I am", "I need something else other than being a mother" and my most hated of all sayings "ME TIME"!
Notice a common denominator in amongst that lot? Yes a lot of Me's and a lot of I's. Women have become a selfish bunch of moaning minnies. Firstly if your life was so brilliant prior to having children I would have to beg the question why you had them in the first place. It can be tough but so can going to the pit for hours on end or walking 7 miles to fetch water for your starving children. I know suffering is relative but really? Get a grip. Your ancestors raised large families through severe hardship where infant mortality was rife. You really are doing them a disservice.
No you don't get much time to yourself - accept it, get over it, move on. Right you don't know who you are? You are a woman that chose to have kids that's who. As for me time, well, where do I start? Everything that is wrong with society summed up in those two little words. Its all about me. Like the person who has a basket of 20 items in the 'no more than 5 items' queue. They don't give a fuck they're holding everyone up - its all about their needs. The irony being they are probably a Daily Mail reader who regularly complains about the state of the country.
It is just so in vogue to moan about the mechanics of having children that anyone who actually embraces it (and there are many believe me) keep quiet as its not the done thing. The problem is that everyone is so self-absorbed that the notion of giving yourself over to someone else and putting their needs before your own is a now a bizarre concept. To become selfless is nigh on impossible. Its all too much effort - cue whinging and moaning.
I can't log on to baby website forums these days for that reason. The most popular ones are "Am I being unreasonable?" the answer is generally always a resounding YES! And "What's your opinion on?" cue lots of arguments and lengthy answers by feminist women - who give the green light to moaning about things because you need me time, you need something else and it is tough. Anyone who disagrees is considered inferior.
Now you have probably guessed by now that I am no feminist. I don't have a problem with feminists and I respect their opinions. Now in my teens I would have opened you up and rammed my socialist views down you throat. You'll be pleased to know I am now a grown up and I do not physically assault people.
I just don't happen to subscribe to what is perceived as the intellectual train of thought. On the contrary I think the opposite so maybe I'm the one that's stupid not everyone else? Much like the election was won on the notion that everyone was scrounging benefits. The working/middle classes then started pointing the finger at each other and voila enter a Tory knob running the country.
The same can be said of women. The modern day woman has swallowed the propaganda pill for many years now. Much like the people did in Hitler's Germany and look how that panned out. If you say anything that makes women question why, for example, they are leaving babies in nurseries for 8 hours a day to go to work to pay for that very childcare - you are accused of attacking the sisterhood. This is deemed perfectly acceptable. Its good for the child don't you know. Don't make us feel guilty. Its all about the mother not the child how stupid of me. Its her needs, her wants, her desires all of the above. But where did that spring from - oh yes, that propaganda again. I digress.
Women need to quit complaining. Stop. Ask not what others can do for you but what you can do for others. Put others first. Grow up. If you had children in your 30's you had a whole lot of time prior to that for ME TIME.
I appreciate my thoughts are in the minority at the moment and I don't write this blog to offend people. Its just something I come across all too often and my readership has probably been cut by 50% in one post!
So what will become of the moaning mothers? Like all things that are currently in fashion it will soon become unfashionable and they will be consigned to the vintage pile.