Earlier this month,
tweeted out a video titled "Day in the Life of a Childless Woman". Chandler began, "I wake up at 6AM, I remember that I have no kids to take to school, so I take an edible, masturbate, and go back to sleep."
Her day consists of "doing whatever the f*ck [she] wants," such as flying to Paris, meditating, a night out with "whatever hot guy" she met that morning, and climbing Mount Everest. She's desperately trying to make the point that, since she doesn't have kids, she has so much more time to be productive and useful to society.
This is one of the particularly depressing lies sold by
- that unless a woman is a slave to a cubicle 9 hours per day, 5 days a week in corporate America, she is not providing any value to society. In reality, procreating and raising up the next generation is one of the, if not
most important, tasks a woman can undertake.
Chelsea is 47 years old, single, and childless, and clearly not happy about it. A person who is happy with their decisions does not have to constantly justify them to the whole world. And this video is peppered with desperate attempts to justify her lack of children - "Hey look at all the places I can go since I DON'T have KIDS! Did you know I DON'T HAVE KIDS? Because I DON'T!!!"
To my knowledge, no one is telling her she should've had children or gotten married. It seems to be an internal pressure she's placed on herself and is now claiming to come from "society" so as to not have to deal with the regret over decisions she made during her younger years. Getting married and having children is desired by most women. So if, like Handler, a woman chooses not to, she will naturally be an outlier. It's not a "societal standard" that needs to be torn down. It's just natural.
Ladies, it's okay if you don't feel called to marriage and children. But please, don't follow the example of Chelsea Handler. For everyone's sake.