With all that feminism has tried to do to get girls and women to see themselves just like men, a survey of young women in England say that they do not see themselves working past 40 and would like to marry someone with money than to make it themselves.
The pendulum seems to have swung. It seems that the more that feminists tried to change who women were the more that girls are now wanting traditional roles. They are leaving the workforce. They are homeschooling their children. And they are thinking about marrying to get someone to support them financially.
Now, I am not promoting gold digging or marrying for money, but I am saying that it’s interesting watching it all bounce back. I find it interesting, and I cannot explain, how women as a whole worked so long to get to this point in time with this set of freedoms only to choose to do what they were doing in the first place. For every action that was taken, it seems like almost the opposite was what was desired.
Women wanted men to treat them as equals, but then when they got that they missed chivalry. They wanted to have a place in the workforce, only to now choose to give up these jobs to stay at home with children– or to desire to stay home with their children and cannot because they believe that they cannot afford it. Women desired the right to vote, but then some decide that they will let their husband take care of politics.
I know– these are not the rule, but generalizations. I know exceptions to each of these. It makes me wonder how much we’ve truly lost in the name of progress.