Anna, 37, New York, USA
Chat on Messenger With Dad
Budapest - Brooklyn
Anna: I have this theory that women in their thirties today go through a lot that is unusual. You should be a mother, a woman, but you should also have a career, you should have political views, be informed, do your work-out and be a good wife at the same time. The old reflexes are doing fine, and there are new expectations, too. Meanwhile America may get a female president at last. The point is that this can be rather frustrating at times. So we built an archive where women can share their thoughts and feelings.
Dad: I think a harmonious relationship is the key.
Anna: I think it is really telling that the first thing to come to your mind is a relationship.
But this is only and exclusively about women's lives
Dad: Now don't provoke me. A woman alone, a zippy mother, woman, manager and then she is satisfied with herself, she didn't live in vain
Anna: What I mean is that here we are looking at them not within a relationship.
But I see what you mean. There are too many stories about this. Women get pecked to death if they are not married, or don't want children.
Dad: That is because their lives are not harmonious.
Anna: It could be, if society did not keep pecking at them.
Dad: Then the world would laugh and watch these women go extinct. A solo trip around the world.
Anna: And what's wrong with that?
Dad: it is pointless, it is useless.
Anna: after all of this, I am not going to ask what you think of gay people
Dad: and of the lame and the hunchbacks
Anna: So you think my life would be pointless if I lived alone, without children?
Dad: Let's no go into this, I was not thinking of YOU, but of the women who are deliberately childless and are only interested in their own fulfillment, and there are many of them.
Anna: well, I do have a couple of friends like this and they give a hell of a lot back to society.
I think we should not interfere with the ways people live their lives
And let's not be judgmental
Anna: for it is none of our business
Dad: Good night