A Woman's Identity
Women lose their identity as soon as they get married and
begin a family. Every little girl dreams of getting married and
raising a family, because this is what women are taught to seek
at an early age. When a woman achieves this goal, she loses her
identity due to the many roles that she is now forced to play.
Once married, a woman is expected to be a mother, nurturer,
housekeeper, teacher, doctor, cook, chauffeur, and more
increasingly, a career woman. Women are forced to carry out
these roles because of society's traditional view of the role
women should play, and young women are pressured to follow in
their mother's footsteps. Because a woman's life revolves around
her children and husband, her responsibilities are never far from
thought. Consequently, women lose their identity because they
are so caught up in being a wife and mother that they no longer
have time to pursue their own desires and goals.
Women are increasingly becoming career women, while raising
a family at the same time. Despite the fact that women have the
job of raising their family, many women also have full time
careers because the extra income is often needed in the family.
Some men criticize women for trying to act too much like men, but
women are being forced by society to move between the traditional
definitions of male and female roles, because of the many
different tasks they have to carry out from day to day. For
example, in order for women to enter the "male" world of work,
they have to obtain "masculine" traits and leave their "feminine"
traits at home.
Bearing children is expected in today's society, because
nurturing and child care are viewed as feminine traits. Women
are conditioned at a young...