Are Women less Ambitious?

 

Is it true that women are less ambitious than men and prefer to stay at home and raising the kids?

Even though everyone is entitled to his and her own opinion, I 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“, go figure, it almost makes sense to hear remarks from him like: “women are less ambitious and would be happier staying at home“.  Really, Mr. McInnes is that what you think?

I mean this last remark from me to be sarcastic. Men, like McInnes, are still around these days, and since we are in the “Me Too” movement era, it astounds me every time when a new scandal of harassment, sexual assault, etc., has become public, how this thinking of us women is still alive.

 

multitasking
Women are Champions at Multitasking

 

Women, again, not just my opinion, are very good at multitasking. McInnes further stated in his remarks, that this great ability of multitasking can be the reason that there is such an earning gap between men and women because women just don’t care, so he says.

 

 

To be fair, this might be true for the previous generations, although I don’t see it to be true in this day and age. 

Note: I refer to our Western culture and society, I can not speak for other cultures with different social standings and or religious beliefs, the same goes for any (female) individual. There are still some women who won’t change or are too afraid to speak up for themselves. 

However, in our Western society women are more and more liberated, pursuing higher occupational positions, becoming the CEO of corporations, founding their own businesses and even more women will enter jobs in law enforcement or the military.

Even more women than ever before are going into politics. It is only a matter of time when America will have its first female president. That this has not happened already in the country who calls itself the marvel of democracy is not only disappointing but a real shame.

 

Are we really don’t care?

 

He, McInnes, further explains that a woman would rather go to her daughter’s piano recital than working all night.

That’s why women 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, he says, they are happier that way, anyway.

 

 

 

god bless ambitious women

 

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 it won’t solve the issue or anything else.

We all 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

 

Back to the statement that women are less ambitious than men, I think there are different ways to be ambitious.

Men, in most 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.) 

I recall a friend where the husband, a long-haul trucker, was on the road for 2-3 weeks straight, coming back home for less than a week and was back again for the next stretch of weeks on the road.

Once, I asked my friend’s husband how he feels being away for so long and this is what he answered to me. He enjoys trucking, and yes, he misses out on his family and his children’s activities in sports, etc. but he also feels good that everything will go fine since his wife is taking care of everything. Besides, he added, the money he earns also speaks for itself and that everyone will benefit from it.

I wasn’t sure what to think of it? Should I be happy or sad for my friend? I know, that she sometimes mentioned how everything gets a bit too much for her to deal with it. She has three kids, and they all have lots of extra school curriculums like guitar lessons, hockey, and other stuff.

My friend doesn’t have a huge or supportive family, on both sides, but in her time of need has a parent support group. Yes, she seems to manage her workload well. However, it doesn’t leave her much time to do something for her own pleasure. Even though her husband comes home for a week, she still won’t find much downtime.

A woman, when staying at home (free or not) has a 24-hour day. Period.

It never ends, or does it? A woman will take care of the household by cleaning, doing the laundry, grocery shopping, and so much more.

Helping the children with homework and all their out-of-school curriculum, doing the cooking (prep and after cleanup), perhaps likewise will take care of the garden when she has one.

 

We can do it
Female Power

 

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 to this day, are not being fully recognized with the 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 regularly.

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.

A working woman, who is engaged in her work, away from home, will be as ambitious as any man. Sometimes even harder with more persistence than any man will give her credit for.

That’s why the earning has to be equal too, no questions.

Are you ambitious?

 

What is your personal understanding of ambition? And, if you consider yourself being ambitious, how will it look like? Can you multitask and if so does it drain you quickly or do you manage everything with flying colors?

These are legit questions and only the individual can answer them honestly and truthfully.

 

Ambitious Women of the Past, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and the Present, Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey

 

Don’t Kidd yourself or even put yourself down not being good enough your work is important and if you are unsure of it, sit down and write about your day’s work from the moment you get off the bed until you go to bed.

It might surprise you to discover how much work you have done on this day, any day.

My little “ambitious” Story 

 

You can read about me here and how I changed my situation. I am working, now, from home and I achieved my success with this online marketing website “Wealthy Affiliate“.

I recommend you inspect what they offer and if you have concerns or more questions, you can contact me, and I am more than happy to be of help. 

 

 

I also would love hearing from you and your opinion on this subject. Please leave a comment below.

Always have a wonderful day 🙂

 

 

 

Author: Sylvia M.

Sylvia M. is a certified Holistic Energy Practitioner and started to work with alternative healing modalities like Reiki and Body Talk when she was still working as a Geriatric Nurse. However, to look after her ailing husband she had to make the decision and to leave the outside workforce. She is now working from home have learned the ABC of Affiliate Marketing through the platform Wealthy Affiliate. Sylvia is determined to give every "stay home woman" the same opportunity so they can too earning money from home.

12 thoughts on “Are Women less Ambitious?”

  1. Hello,

    Interesting article. This kind of question is always has been a target for Chauvinists, Radicals, or other people with different opinions and beliefs, and all of them don’t believe the woman can be successful in business or functional on multitasking and more ambitious than men.

     I like to read posts about how Iran or Irak women fight for their rights to vote or drive the car or go to school; they are very ambitious women. Another example – Princess Diane, Mother Theresa – famous and ambitious women…

    Great post!

    1. Thank you for taking the time and be engaged in this subject.

      You have made a great point about women from the Middle East and how they keep the fight for every tiny improvement to their personal freedom, etc.

      We further can look, as you have stated, to famous women (dead or alive) and how they have made and still make a difference for women’s rights in many areas, where a man would not even consider being an issue for them at all.

      Namaste 🙂

  2. Hi Silvya,

    Excellent article, I really enjoyed the reading!

    Well, all I can say is that I am an ambitious person, and I will always be. It’s in my blood:) 

    While I was raising my two children at home, I created a business that allowed me to be independent and provide my children all they needed.  Women can do lots of things at the same time, children business, home, etc… If that’s not ambitious, then I don’t know how men call this. 

    Thank you for this great post!

    1. Thanks, Daniella, for your comment and get engaged in this subject.

      Yes, we women are capable of so many things and we can achieve so much more.

      Let’s keep focused and let’s roll. 

      Namaste 🙂

  3. Hey Sylvia! This was a very interesting read. I also disagree with Mr. McInnes. Women are very ambitious but a lot conform to societal expectations because that’s what we/they are taught. But even as a stay at home parent, women can still do amazing things at home especially through the power of the internet. Society and norms can make us feel like women should behave one way and men another but it just depends on the person and relationship. Ambition is not gender-dependent though I definitely think women are more driven than men.

    1. Hi Marlinda,

      Thank you for your ambitious comment on the subject matter, and I agree with what you saying 100%.

      Women still have to get detached from their cultural, social and religious roles imposed on them for centuries, even millennia; and I know this, still, isn’t an easy task.

      However, we have come a long way and we can’t just stop midway with what we have achieved so far.

      Namaste 🙂 

  4. WOW is all I can say! Who would even have the nerve to say that women are less ambitious than men? I have always been an ambitious person, and I worked 20 years until I retired. While I was working, I raised 2 children, finished college and then took care of the home. Men don’t get it. Especially Gavin McInnes! What a chauvinistic pig!

    1. Thanks for your comment and insight, so appreciated.

      Yes, even in our day and age, unbelievable, we still have to have these kind of discussions.

      Hardliners like Gavin McInnes will never change their view.

  5. Very thoughtful post. I can completely agree with you, it’s ridiculous to think that women are less ambitious than men. My wife is an extremely ambitious and accomplished woman. She certainly lacks for no ambition. It equally idiotic to think men are less ambitious than women. It’s not an issue between the sexes, it’s up to the individual.

  6. Wow. I can’t believe someone would actually say that and believe it. Women being less ambitious. Really? As a mom who works from home, I feel like we are equally as ambitious if not more. Yes, our families are our first priorities, but I want to be able to provide for my children everything they could ever hope for. This is one of the reasons that I decided to go into business for myself in the first place. It allows me to be with my family and provide for them.

    1. Thanks for your comment and your input on this article.

      Yes, unfortunately, some opinions are still out there that says that women are less ambitious.

      I guess, modern women really won’t care about these opinions anymore, but I thought, it would be still good to mention it.

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