Tyra: Single, Childless Women Vs. Married Mothers

Yesterday's Tyra featured a debate between heterosexual single women who believe that husbands and children hold women back from reaching their full potential and married, heterosexual women who believe that women aren't complete until they've found a man and started a family.

The women who "represented" each lifestyle took extreme sides of the argument and it seemed like all of them were wrong. Nobody, at any point during the show, seemed cognizant of the fact that there isn't one "correct" choice, and that the only thing that ultimately matters is that women choose what feels right for them. (That, and that there are women who are not heterosexual who grapple with these same issues.)

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mr--hellfire-old
Mr. Hellfire

It's not even just women, depending on where you live, in my hometown it's considered essential to get married and have a family. So when I say I have no desire to have children and quite frankly would prefer to not get married, most people look at me sadly and say, "You'll probably change your mind down the road."

Thanks, dears, feeling like my thoughts on myself are really respected.