A WOMAN’S WORLD: CAN SHE HAVE IT ALL

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“Working toward a future that’s hard to get.”


IN PURSUIT

In a woman’s effort to build a career, a lot of times in today’s society, she is forced to make a series of decisions. And one of those decisions is deciding to build a family in addition to the career. And you might ask yourself why would she forced to make a decision. Shouldn’t you be able to have a job and a family? And that is easier said than done from the woman’s perspective. But is it really that hard? Are there options to choose that women are not exploring? Because in America, you have to have two people building in a relationship on average. Staying at home sounds good, but in reality, you have to have someone in the house making a substantial amount of money to do so.

WHAT WOMEN WANT

Is it really hard for women to not have their career and also not be able to have a family as a result? And the reality about it, is that you can have both, but there some decisions that you must make that most men make when we want to have it all. Men want a demanding career, children, and the woman in our lives. Hard to do when you have a top career woman also. But someone with something less demanding you can have it all. And here is where women differ. Women seek a man in her position, slightly closer, or better. We as men don’t care about position, so standards play a role in a women not being able to have both career, man, and family.

WHAT LEVEL YOU’RE TRYING TO REACH

Not every woman want to be the top boss. Most women want a career that will provide them with stability enough to be a addition to the household, as well as care for themselves in the event the relationship doesn’t work itself out. But for the women who want to be on top, they really do struggle to have it all. So what they find themselves doing is dating on and off through their lives. And the reason being is because most men don’t care about levels of a woman while women do. So the sexes are so different in what stimulates us about each other that it causes this type of lifestyle effects.


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STOLEN AMBITION: WHAT IF THE WOMEN OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HAD THE OPTIONS OF TODAY

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“What little they had made way for a lot today.”


My mother was born in the year 1960, making her the last of the baby boom generation. This was the first generation where men were coming home from the war and suburbs were being built up all across the country. Mass marketing and advertising was introduced and the influence of entertainment was taking hold. Why was so much going on during this time period? Well, it was because this was an era of mass population growth in the United States. Jobs were in abundance and the men who came home from World War 2 were settling in and with their wives building large families. But there was something else that was prevalent during this time period. And that is the fight which was taken to the streets by women all across the country along with the civil rights movements. Women were expected to act a certain way at times outside the realm of their choice.

It makes you think that what if these women were born in today’s society. How much would they have been able to accomplish had they had that push that women have today? My mother recently showed me a photo of her when she was a teenager running track and field. A sport that I took part in myself at a young age. Only difference between me and her is that, not only am I a man, but the encouragement I received was different than her generations. Girls were told to “shut up” and “keep quiet” when expressing their goals and ambitions. Ambition was for the boys, and staying at home was for the girls. It makes you think; how many of those house wives back decades ago often dreamed when being at home all day. What were their dreams when they would be cleaning floors or preparing meals for the family.

These were thoughts I never got a chance to ask my grandmother or great grandmother that I could ask my mother. I would have loved to ask my great grandmother, before you married my great grandfather what did you dream about in life. Because women today don’t have all these goals and women in the past didn’t have them. It’s just that women were not expected to do anything in life. I was an adult when my grandmother died, I wish I could have asked her what were her goals as well. Just so I could get some clarity into what life was like living with all of this bundled up inside. Asking them what it was like to not be able to do what you wanted to do.

See, in the end, so many young women say there is still a lot of work to accomplish for the women of today. But in the past, they had it much worse, even with the good times. I guess that’s why I push so heavy at my goals because my mother never got her chance to shine like she wanted at a young age. So many women at that time had so much potential to be great, but greatness was not an option. And for the ones who stood out front despite the lack of encouragement, it gave way to so many today.


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