Criticism coming from a woman can really get us down. A mother-in-law complaining that we cannot cook can at times move us to tears of frustration; a coworker talking about us behind our back can make us conscious the whole day long. Well, it is time we stop judging and also stop apologizing.
If you identify yourself as a woman of this modern age then it is about time you let go of the gender stereotypes and be whoever you want to be. Because that is the whole point of being a woman; giving other women the right to make their own choices and doing the same for yourself, without judging or apologizing.
Here are a few things that you should stop judging and stop apologizing for.
Domestic chores: You could be that woman who comes home from work, cooks dinner for her family, cleans the house, spends times with her child and then goes to bed, early. That is fantastic for you. But if you are the woman who comes home from work, orders in, and then spends the remaining time watching TV or reading a book, that is fine too. For a person who works hard all day long, it is up to you to decide how you want to spend the time off from work. Do not let anyone shame you into swinging either way.
At home or at work: Our friends and relatives are made up of two types of people: those who will criticize you for not sitting at home and being overly ambitious, and the others who will criticize you for sitting at home and not working at a 'real' job. You need to ignore both of them and do what suits you best. Opting to work or be an at-home woman is all about your preferences not societal expectations.
Body: Too thin, judge her. Too fat, judge her. Perfect body, judge her some more. Stop apologizing for the way you look. As long as you are happy and comfortable and healthy, the world can go take a walk. Do not say sorry to other women for being yourself.