So many men think it is their god-given right to tell women what to do with their uteruses. Women aren’t having their BS. Such a man decided to come for Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child after she posted a lighthearted video on Instagram discussing her upcoming book. This Instagram troll decided that he had had enough of Michelle Williams engaging with her fans. I guess he felt what she had to say was frivolous and that she needed to be pushing out babies. The following exchange is all women feeling frustrated with folks, mostly men, telling us we should offer our uteruses as a service to the world.
The Instagram troll began the exchange with:
“Michelle I love you but you need some children…u r 2 bored…”
Michelle’s clapback was quick indicating that she does not suffer fools lightly. Michelle wrote
“You’re an idiot!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂”
Not taking the hint to back off. The user responded to Michelle’s subtle warning by acting as if she hurt his feelings:
“woooooooow that was uncalled for thank you 🤔”
So Michelle, being the powerful woman that she is, schooled this fool-
“No, what’s uncalled for is you telling a woman that she needs to have children. What if that woman CAN’T have children?? What if that woman DOESN’T WANT children. WATCH YOUR MOUTH and FINGERS….. Don’t you ever let that come out of your mouth or your fingers on a comment section again to ANYBODY. I would have ignored but too many people need tp stay out of a woman’s uterus!!! Now scram and be blessed!!!”
Dude eventually apologized for his error and hopefully he learned a valuable lesson. However, what irks me about this exchange is how often it actually happens. I decided that I didn’t want children at 21 and I have yet to change my mind about it at 44. But I had to constantly defend my decision to men and nosey old church women who thought I was being selfish by choosing not to bring children into the world. One guy even had the nerve to tell me it was my DUTY to carry on my race. Like really dude? I no longer apologize or explain my decision to anyone but wouldn’t it have been ironic if I just COULDN’T have children and not that I didn’t WANT children? I have plenty of friends who have struggled for years to get pregnant. They are made to feel inadequate because they cannot have babies. That is why the recent stories of Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen having miscarriages are very important. It gives women the space and courage to openly discuss their struggles. I would also like to see more women talk about choosing NOT to have children and how their lives are fulfilled in other ways.
This policing of a woman’s body needs to stop. Like Michelle said, no one has the right to ever tell a woman what she should or should not do with her ovaries. Women have enough they need to deal with from day to day without having to deal with this antiquated ideal of feminine fulfillment being wrapped up in being a mother and a wife. That ideal must be deaded. Like 2020 deaded.
I am so glad my girl Michelle did not take any quarter with this loser. Let it be a warning to everyone who believes they have the right to tell a woman that she should have kids. Until women have the right to tell men what to do with their semen and penises, STFU and stay out of our uteruses.
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