2018 was a year where women showed how dominating they are in this world today. From a famous rapper who was seen breastfeeding in one of her music videos to a prime minister that took her baby in an official UN assembly.
The first week has passed by of 2019, All India Roundup is recalling some of the moments in 2019 where mothers showed patriarchy in their own terms.
In October 2018, Shoaib Malik and wife Sania Mirza welcomed their baby boy. As we all know Sania Mirza is a famous advocate of women rights, the 31-year-old tennis player embraced motherhood when she felt like she was now ready for it. Sania taught us that motherhood is a choice, she also taught us that mothers should not be carried away with the pressure of what other people may say about you.
When the prime minister of New Zealand brought her 3-month-old daughter to the United Nations General Assembly, she made history, she was the first woman that brought her child with her in that assembly, along with her was her partner Clarke Gayford.
She said: “I am not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there will be many women who will have done this well before I have,”
The prime minister showed that it is possible to work and fulfill all the duties a mom should do simultaneously. She is an inspiration for every mother out there who is working every day just to give their kids the best childhood.
Tennis superstar Serena William, proved once again that depression is not something a mother should be afraid of and is not something a mother needs to be ashamed of.
She said this in an interview with Express Parenting: “It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby,”
Also in that interview with the renowned psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria, she revealed how almost half of the women go through postpartum blues.
In an interview with Express Parenting, psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria revealed how nearly 50 percent of women go through postpartum depression. Having a child is the best reward a mother can get, but it can also cause big damage to your mental and physical health. Serena did prove that a mother can go through anything, you just have to keep on believing in yourself.
Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the USA, gained a lot of respect and got praised when she revealed how she felt after having a miscarriage.
She said this in an interview: “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.”
There are a lot of couples who opt for late parenthood because of the fact that there might be some complications physically in that age. But this does not mean that couples should lose hope and be ashamed about it.
There are advanced fertility treatments that are available right now. Michelle at the age of 34 conceived her two daughters Malia and Sasha via IVF, she revealed this in her book.
Gul Panag is a living testament, at the age of 39, she proved that a woman should be a mother only when she feels like she is ready for it.
She said this in an interview with Mumbai Mirror: “I think having a baby is a very significant step in life, and like marriage, you should think it through carefully before committing to it. Have children when you are ready to welcome them and can raise them happily and responsibly, not when society says you must,”
New York City rapper and international music sensation Cardi B caught everyone’s eyes when we saw her breastfeeding in her Single song “Money”.
Cardi B who became a mother in July 2018, was seen breastfeeding her baby daughter without any cover, she is not the first woman to do it but she showed that being a mother is a dream of almost every girl.