‘I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry’ blog post goes viral

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A new blog on the “Thought Catalog” is going viral online. In the post titled “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry,” author Amy Glass argues that women who stay at home are not as important as doctors or engineers.

It’s a controversial post that has many people across the country talking. Glass also said “You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids.” Glass believes that women who backpack around the world or get a promotion should be celebrated– instead of celebrating engagements or babies.

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  • John

    And just how do you think these important woman came to be Doctors an engineers ? Somebody had to have kids and stay home to raise them.

  • Vicki

    yep….. John your right on…. I think the most important thing a women can do in her life is to bear children and raise them to be caring and nurturing adults. I am a mother and grandmother and business owner but foremost I am a mother. My youngest is 32. This
    attitude comes from a different generation than mine.

  • sara

    Good for YOU to do what YOU want to do but don’t act like you are so special because not everyone does what you want to do. Guess what many of us want a husband and kids and we KNOW we have exceptional lives to. How do WE know that, because it’s OUR lives and we know what makes US exceptional. I don’t need your confirmation on it. Good for you going on traveling the world and all that. I didn’t want to do that before getting married. I can tell you right now I don’t want your pity but if you insist on giving it then you have my pity on things you are missing out on.

  • Kldissb

    All we can do is feel pity for this person , who at the end of her life will never have known the joy and comfort of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,and it just keeps getting better all the time! So sad that at some point if she doesn’t change her mind , that in the end loneliness and emptiness is all she will have to show for a life.

  • neva scott

    I am a woman who thinks you can have it all. Just in the right order. If you are blessed with a husband and children give that your heart and soul. It is the greatest joy on earth. Then when the children are raised, educated and living their own lives. Start a business, open a gallery, write some books, sell some paintings, travel the earth. There is a whole lot if life left AFTER parenting.

  • Jaz

    I am 27. I am a college graduate, a former division 1 athlete, I own multiple business but my most important job is being a wife and mother. I have 3 little kids and being a mother gives me the most sense of accomplishment, I’ve learnerd more from being a mother than I ever did in a class room or work place. I don’t judge women who don’t want children or choose careers over being stay at home mothers. What’s the problem if a women chooses to be at home with children rather than in a work place. The most important job I will ever have is raising my children and it is also the hardest, most demanding, but the most rewarding and I wouldn’t chose anything else. There’s nothing wrong with someone who wants to be home with her kids.

  • G.Elder

    Amy when you die alone with your sad accomplishments and have nothing to show for it no children or grandchildren no family to care for you I won’t feel sorry for you

  • Amy

    She hasn’t even accomplished anything! She talks about not having motivation if you are a mom but at the end of the day she is a feminist blogger! She didn’t cure cancer. She didn’t run for president. She is just another person angry because their life doesn’t have meaning so she chooses to demean people who feel fulfilled. She’s pathetic and rude. I have no problem with people who don’t want kids but they shouldn’t have a problem with people who do. I love my daughter and I always wanted kids but I also used to be in management before she was born. I loved my job. When she was born I just realized how much more I loved my time with her. My life is still exceptional. I am the wife to a US Navy submariner and my goal in life is to have him and my daughter happy. I love the opportunity to be submissive in life and to bring joy to others. Feel sorry for her. On top of her misguided notions now the whole world hates her.

  • JKewish

    I am also in favor of “Amy Glass” never having any kids. Please. Just don’t. The world doesn’t need any more narcissists.

  • Vicki Owen

    I could not find the post I wanted to comment on so I’m going to go this route. You are free to repost this.

    The title of the post I would like to comment on is:

    “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry”

    Here is my background:
    I am 30, I am married and have been with my now husband for 11 years, married almost one. We have a seven year old. I am a stay at home mom by mutual decision between my husband and I. I am also a full time student, currently seeking my BA in business. I work very hard for my family every day to make sure they are taken care of as well as complete my homework. I do not complain. I have the life I have because of the choices I made. I do not complain. My daughter is very much my greatest accomplishment. She is the most beautiful, charismatic, articulate seven year old I have ever met. I could not ask for more out of my life.

    I am attending college because I know my husband will not always be able to take care of us. We have a great life the way it is. If we wanted to go “backpacking through Asia,” we may have to make arrangements, we may not be able to leave at a moment’s notice, but I assure you that we have plenty of time and energy to live life to the fullest as much as anyone who is single.

    Do not look down on me. I have a wonderful thing going here. There is not an ounce of me that would change anything. Perhaps, one day if you decide to have a family, you will understand where mothers like myself are coming from. Until you have experienced being a parent first hand, nothing you witness, or read about will give you half of a clue as to what it is about. If you decide to live your life the was you have described in this blog, that is grand. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. “You should” do the same for your fellow man or woman.

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