If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me an innapropriate question about my life, I’d be able to buy a round trip ticket to Italy. Women and their bodies have always been held to a higher standard than men….in my opinion, there’s always some level of policing going on. Women are constantly being grilled about their lives, their future and honestly, I’m a bit sick of it.
Can we live in a world where it’s ok for women to just live their lives on their own timelines?
When are you going to have a baby? When are you gon get a man? When are you going to get married? When are you going to put on weight? When are you going to lose weight? When are you going to have another baby?
Listen, this clarion call is directed to every and anyone who is guilty of asking women those forbidden questions. Family, friends, friends of parents and most definitely internet friends, it’s just not ok. Quite frankly, it’s none of your business.
While it may seem innocent in nature, there are many women battling silent struggles. I know couples who have suffered misscarriages, women struggling with fertility issues, weight issues, illnesses, and so much more. The last thing they need to suffer through is the awful reminder of their loss and pain.
I know we’re all guilty of it, heck, I’ve done it once or twice. But, the next time you may feel moved to ask any of the above questions, try replacing it with a more appropriate question, a nice compliment or gesture. Ask how you can help support their burgeoning business or brand, compliment their makeup or hair, or offer to cook a meal and babysit the kids! *wink wink*
Ladies, did I miss any appropriate questions? Let me know the worst thing you’ve been asked in the comments!