Is it true that women are less ambitious than men and actually do prefer to stay at home and raising the kids?
Even though everyone is entitled to his and her own opinion, I do ask myself sometimes how voicing such an opinion can stir up some big controversy.
A writer with the name Gavin McInnes, and by choosing a platform like “Fox News“, it almost does make sense to me that he makes remarks like: “women are less ambitious and would be happier staying at home“.
This multitasking has also been the reason why there is such an earning gap between men and women because women just don’t care, so McInnes says.
Are we really don’t care?
He further explains that a woman would rather go to her daughter’s piano recital than working all night.
That’s why women do earn less; and besides, he says, this is God’s way (like he really knows what is God’s way on this subject) and it is natural that a woman stays at home and raising the kids.
Besides, they are happier that way anyway.
When a chauvinistic man like Gavin McInnes makes a statement like this, I can see that feminists will explode immediately.
Although I don’t agree with McInnes’s point of view, neither do I agree with the radical view of the opposite sex.
It just doesn’t help the matter and in my opinion, won’t solve the issue or anything else.
We all do love our “free speech of expression” and in a real democracy, we have to learn how to deal with it, period.
There are different ways to be Ambitious
Nevertheless, back to the statement that women are less ambitious than men are. I personally think there are different ways to be ambitious.
Men, in most of the cases, have only one job. This one job is their whole ambition whatever they want and can achieve with it.
This can be a 9 to 5 job, a 12-hour shift work, or any extra/ overtime (even losing out on family time, weekends etc.)
A woman, when staying at home (free or not) has a 24 hour day.
It never ends, or does it? A woman will take care of the household by cleaning, doing the laundry, grocery shopping etc.
Helping the children with homework and all their out of school curriculum, doing the cooking (prep and after clean up), perhaps also will take care of the garden when she has one.
After her husband comes home, her work is still not over. She listens to him, will comfort him when he needs it, and will praise him when everything went well.
This usually won’t be the case the other way around. Women, still to this day, are not being fully recognized with their work they do from home. There is no such thing as a 9 to 5 job for us.
Women most of the time never really catch a break, but don’t be fooled by TV shows like “The Real Housewives from…” This isn’t the reality most women face on a regular basis.
A woman working from home is as much ambitious as her male counterpart. A woman sometimes shifts “her” ambitions towards a loved one and helps them to excel and succeed. Their success is her success as well.
A working woman, who is engaged in her work, away from home, will be as much ambitious as any man. Sometimes even harder with more persistence than any man will give her credit for.
That’s why the learning has to be equal too, no questions.
Are you ambitious?
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