While growing up, most members in her family reinforced the notion that as woman she needs to be the caretaker in the family. Taking care of all her siblings and being pressured into feeling that her success in life is based on her fertility; made Lindsay to not want children when she had a family of her own. The fact that her maternal values and qualities was forced upon her, it was portrayed in a fashion that assumed that those qualities indi...
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... with Lindsay has definitely reinforced my belief that one’s worth should be measured by their actions and their contributions to society and not their sex. Men and women are different which is only natural; however our differences is not what determines our value in the world. Lindsay has showed me that we may have cultural traits that are linked to our sex; we should embrace this traits and not ridicule them. If a mother decides to stay at home to take care of their children, it does not make her any less than a man who goes out to work. However the biggest lesson I learned from Lindsay, is that we cannot allow our gender roles we learn from our cultures limit us from being who we want to be. Both men and women have the choice to conduct themselves and pursue their dreams in whatever fashion they choose; because while men and women are not the same, we are equal.
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