As girls, we were encouraged to dream big and aim high. Equipped with aspirations for a bright future, we strive to make a mark in the world. Despite our best efforts, it seems that the world still remains male-dominated. Let's be honest: it can get a little frustrating, but hey, it's never the time to stop pursuing our dreams.
Still, we sometimes feel like we're being typecast to certain roles. Ahead, we share three questions we wish women no longer need to answer.
When are you going to get married?
In some cultures, it's easy for people to go up to a woman they know and ask about their life plans. While it's considered a taboo subject to some, in Southeast Asia, women are often burdened by questions about marriage. They are often asked why they don't have a boyfriend yet, especially when they get past their mid-20s.
It's time we brush these remarks aside and let people know that it's okay if a woman stays single – if she chooses to stay single.
When are you going to have a baby?
This is a common question for married women. But it's high time people learn that while some women may see motherhood as a milestone in their lives, others may not. At the end of the day, every individual should be respected for their choices.