I'm a university (communications undergrad) student in Canada and today was our last class of the semester. My professor asked our class why we are going to university and what our goals were as a goodbye/thought provoking question before our exam period.
Some people answered and a lot of people were unsure which is what is expected at my age. Personally , university for me is a place to expand academically and essentially I just want to become an educated homemaker and wife. However, I got anxious about answering because of what other people would think. Society has taught me (and other millennial women) that being a stay at home wife/mother is oppressive and that I'm not achieving my full potential. Traditional lifestyles are boring and if I am anything other than a feminist I'm being oppressed by a system of patriarchy. An "empowered" woman doesn't do things for men , and "empowered" women shouldn't be stuck at home , an "empowered" woman believes all the bull that's bombarded in pop culture and social media .
Thinking back on it I should've answered the question. I think a lot of millennials like me are afraid of admitting to be traditional or wanting simple things in life because of the judgement they will receive from their peers . I don't think there's anything wrong about being domesticated and serving your family but unfortunately a lot of people around me disagree .
I thought nobody shared my views until I came across RPW. This sub has really reinforced my thoughts in a time of doubt and even helped me further improve my relationship with my boyfriend.
Millennials! Don't be afraid to stick or adopt to traditional values. Many studies and real world examples show that it's an effective way to have a relationship . Don't believe all the bull that other millennials are feeding you. Listen to real world marriages and divorcees and contrast/compare; you'll see the truth.
Here's a link that influenced me to write this as well: