I don’t want my daughter’s thinking they need to get married. I don’t want them to think they need a partner to define who they are. I also don’t want them thinking they need to have kids in order to fulfill their womanhood. Marriage and childbirth should always be an option.
I got lucky with my husband; he was a single dad for years, so he played both the woman and man’s role in his son’s life for a while. My husband does dishes, cooks, and bust his ass at work. There was a time when he was laid off and I worked outside of the home, and we both still split our home duties 50/50.
He doesn’t mind helping with the kids and even takes care of me when I’m sick, which is often since I have a chronic illness which is always weighing in the back of our minds.
He knows how much I crave to be respected for who I am, not what I am. This also played a huge role in me joining the military; it was something I wanted to do since I was 14, and it was something he understood. We heard the backlash from people who said it was strange that a wife was the soldier and not the husband. Roles of spouses are changing people, get with the program.
He’s a wonderful role model for our young son who I hope grows up to respect women and to understand that he also does not have to get married or have kids to fill his role as a man.
I hope our son knows how much they will respect him if he respects women and women’s rights. Guys can be feminist too, you know. #AllMenCan #MyFeminismLooksLike #WomensRights