Amy Richards from Opting In
This isn’t limited to mothers, but women in general are made to feel guilty if they pursue hobbies. It’s different for women without children, of course, but then you’re dealing with the stereotype of the “selfish, childless woman.” I stopped keeping track of how many times it’s been implied that my life is superfluous or devoid of meaning because I don’t have children.
This reminds me of an article about online (heterosexual) dating that I read a while ago. It listed men’s and women’s worst fears about meeting someone from online. The highest ranked fear that men had was that their date would be fat, whereas the highest ranked fear that women had was that their date would turn out to be violent and kill them.
I think that says a lot.