Wendy Williams Shares Unpopular Opinion: Babies Will Stunt Your Career
Wendy Williams doesn’t think that having it all is impossible, but it does come at a professional cost for women. The daytime diva of gab told Moira Forbes of Forbes Women that marriage and babies can often hinder a woman’s career. According to NecoleBitchie.com, she explained:
I do feel it is difficult for men to accept really successful career women. Whether it be that we out-earn them or the marquee, our names are brighter than their own. I also feel like marriage and babies stunt a woman’s growth career-wise and they don’t understand like, once you get married and once you have kids, you can’t do all the things that you used to do and maintain this important precious thing you’ve built as a family.
Wendy’s not telling young women to choose whether they’d rather have a career or a family. She’s just suggesting that they prioritize those goals.
So my suggestion to women, always, is to use your entire 20s…work your behind off in your career and get some ground footing, then think about meeting that guy. Even if you’ve met him at 27, don’t get engaged and don’t move to where he is. This is about you and your career. Because we are the ones that lose in marriage. Not men! Men can have all their boys’ nights out and whenever we have a girls’ night out I’m always, ‘I gotta leave, it’s soccer practice.’ I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I’m saying that as a woman who’s been married for 17 years, we’re still expected to empty the dishwasher and we’re still expected to maintain our household.