Of course everyone is getting irritable and sadly, taken it on others, so here’s a chance to have a rant, get it out of our systems, and hopefully do it without redirecting our frustrations on other people or getting into stupid social media fights.
My rant is the constant bubbling up of resentment I see on social media directed toward childless people/childless women. So much of it originated from married/partnered women in heterosexual relationships, and the women are resentful that they are doing more of childcare and housework.
And yes, that sucks and it’s unfair, and part of entrenched culture of patriarchy. But instead of rightly directing their resentment AT THE PARTNER/HUSBAND WHO ISN’T PULLING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE LOAD, they’re directing their resentment at those women without children, because they perceive that without kids your life is easier or it’s easier to be productive during a pandemic.
I’m just so tired of being treated as less though I’m a lesser being because I didn’t win society’s validation by marrying a man and reproducing, and then having that resentment dumped on me by women who feel a sense of superiority over me because they “won” but are unhappy with the prize. And I’m baffled at women who are insisting that is monumentally unfair that they have to take care of our their own children, and that it is the responsibility of women without children to praise and adore them for their martyrdom.
Anyway, if you have a rant, rant away!