Why Does the Right Wing Want Single Women to be Miserable?

A response to Matt Walsh’s thoughts on a woman’s harmless TikTok.

Lauren Elizabeth

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It all started with a harmless, perfectly pleasant, and honest TikTok.

A woman named Julia Mazur using the handle Pmdpod recently posted a video on the social media platform that has now gone viral, where she said:

“It’s 10:45am on a Saturday. I’m 29 and single and I don’t have kids yet. Here’s what your Saturday morning looks like when you’re single at 29 and you don’t have a kid running around the house. I didn’t rise from my bed until 10:15. Every time I thought I should probably get up and do something, I thought why? Nobody’s making me and I’m not missing out on anything. I went to Beyonce last night and din’t get home until 1:00am, and I danced and drank my little heart out, and I didn’t pay a babysitter to watch my kids as I did that. And I woke up a tad hungover this morning which is probably why I was in bed for so long. And I was just scrolling on my phone and saw a picture of shakshouka and I thought you know what sounds really good? Maybe I’m gonna learn how to make shakshouka today. Cause I have no plans and I don’t have kids and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have errands to run. I can go to the grocery store and learn how to make shakshouka. That’s on my agenda today.

Also on my agenda? Probably a rewatch of some Real Housewives of New York. Also doing a rewatch of normal people on Hulu which is really spicy and I highly recommend. Weirdly I’m into this documentary on Netflix about Blue Zone countries so I’ve got a pretty stacked day.

Anyway, I say all this to say, whenever I’m hard on myself about why I’m not married and I don’t have kids and I should be further along at 29 almost 30, I wouldn’t wanna be doing anything else this Saturday. I know that you can do all these things when you have kids and you’re married and I understand, but the effortlessness and ease of my life just kind of focusing on myself and the shakshouka I wanna make, or the Beyonce concert I wanna go to really pays off when I’m not hard on myself for not being where society tells me I should be in life.”

That was it.

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx