It’s ignorant to expect all women to be mothers – Nse Ikpe Etim
Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has said that all women have the right to choose whether or not they want to have a child.
She added that it is extremely ignorant to expect all women to eventually be mothers.
The 44-year-old said this in a message on Instagram on Wednesday.
She stated that to immediately ask a woman why she does not have a child is extremely insensitive, adding that infertility is not the only reason some women choose not to have one.
“There are also women who have chosen to not have children simply because they will not put their bodies through pregnancy.” She wrote.
Here is the full text of what she wrote:
“A woman is a person. A person who can decide what she wants to do with her body or her time. So, it is extremely ignorant to expect all women to eventually be mothers.
“There are many reasons why a woman may not have children. Infertility is more common than we know and to immediately ask a woman why she doesn’t have a child is extremely insensitive. There are also women who have chosen to not have children simply because they will not put their bodies through pregnancy. They simply do not want to have kids and this is perfectly okay. Whatever a woman decides to do – to have babies or to not, or whether they are battling infertility is no one’s business. Happiness is all that matters. Gratefully, it is absolutely free.
“My prayer and hope is that one day we will not judge unfairly unmarried or childless women. That being said, if children will make you happy, I pray that you have loads of them. If you do not want or cannot have kids, remember that you can still find joy and do not allow anybody to make you feel less. Enjoy life. Breathe freely and enjoy all the beauty in the world. For me, love and light are the truth and all I ever want is to live in happiness and pure truth.”