Countless times, and mind you, bit tiring to answer the question: “May anak ka na?” (Do you have a child?) Sometimes, I just smile and shake my head. Other times when my “maldita” mode is on, my answer would vary from “Wala, under construction matres ko!” (none, my ovaries are under construction!) or “Marami, imaginary lahat.” (A lot! but all are imaginary.) And those type of question will not end there; there is the always follow-up question – “Pero may asawa ka?” (But you have a husband, right?) which at my given status, I refuse to answer.
I am just wondering if the highest achievement of a being woman should be really bearing a child and giving birth? Can’t it be other than that? It can, right?
Society may have dictated what should be the norm, but we do have our own freewill to do what we think is right for ourselves, for our own bodies. We are the ruler of our own personal space as to what we can do about it as long as we are not hurting anyone or anything that surrounds us. It is just tiring to answer nonsense questions from people who thinks they have figured out what really life is all about. Please bear in mind that what might work for you, might not work for me and vice versa. So please, mind your own business.