Even Eve was Second
All women are different. Some find it easier than others to navigate the male world that we live in. Some aren’t comfortable playing the game.
Let’s start with the simple fact that women can have children and men can not. I talk to so many young women who are navigating their 20’s as all people should. Figuring out what they want their career to look like, what their interests are, what they want to do every morning when they get up, how they want to spend their time. It could take several jobs to get there but what it really takes is a solid decade of figuring it out. Then you enter your 30’s.
For women, their 30’s is generally the childbearing years. Not only do women have to navigate their careers, but they also have to navigate having children in a patriarchal society. That creates a very strange dynamic for many when we are surrounded by men who never have to give this a thought in the 30’s decade when you attempt to lock down your foundation so you can grow in your 40’s. We want careers, children, partners, relationships, and friendships in a society run by males who might have the same desires but in much tighter terms, after all, they don’t have to worry about having children and the mental, physical toll and time it takes.
As women have hit the tipping point where they are making more money than their male counterparts, running and starting companies and trying once again to do it all, I wonder is this the generation that will change everything?
Then I answered a crossword clue that asked the question who was the second person in the garden of Eden? The answer is Eve. I can’t help but think really, I mean WTF.