Despite the year being 2015, the language society uses about motherhood can sometimes feel as if we stepped into a time warp and it can be insanely infuriating.
How we talk about motherhood makes it all the more apparent that, even though it’s 2015, we’re still living in an outdated version of mom life. Mothers are expected to discuss the reasons why they chose to work after they had a child, essentially proving to whoever that they can, in fact, do both. It’s a foregone assumption that being a mother somehow makes you a bad employee, and being an employee somehow makes you a bad mother. (via)
It’s constantly a double-edged sword for mothers, and it can often feel as if we just can’t win.
Fathers, on the other hand, are praised when they come home from a full day’s work and engage with their children. A dad changed one diaper? WOW. A father woke up for a late-night feeding? NO WAY. He’s amazing. He’s so loving. That mom is so lucky to have him and his help. (via)
In the midst of our feelings of injustice, anger, and annoyance, there has blessedly risen a parody twitter account that has made us laugh and also raise our hands in praise. @manwhohasitall is our new favorite Twitter account and we’re quite thankful it exists.
Is it REALLY possible for men to juggle kids, housework, a double chin, career, laundry problems and ‘me time’?
— manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) November 2, 2015
*Cue slow clap.* Finally, we have a satirical account that smartly points out the double standard against working moms. It’s a healthy outlet for us to enjoy, instead of stewing in our anger. Which is also fine too! Be angry! And then laugh at this brilliant tweet:
Working fatherhood doesn’t HAVE to turn you into a stressed, tired and anxious wreck. You just need to know when to ask for help. — manwhohasitall (@manwhohasitall) November 1, 2015
We’re obsessed with the tongue-in-cheek humor, as well as the spot on observations. For more on the Twitter account, visit Bustle.com.
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