Being a Woman, Mother, and Millennial all at once (Ep. 3) | LA PAPAYA

**Title: The Complexities of Millennial Motherhood | La Papaya**

**Description:** In this episode of La Papaya, we delve into the realities of motherhood for the millennial generation. Many women are choosing to delay motherhood, some prefer not to have children at all, while others seek new and improved ways to raise their babies. Join us as we explore the implications of being a mother or not being a mother in today’s society. Don’t forget to like and share! For more insightful content, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

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– Script: Inés Palacios / Luisa Calderón
– Director: Fernanda Tovar
– Production: Gerardo Mercado
– Production Assistant: Christopher Alcantara
– Photography: Fernanda López
– Sound: César Vega
– Editing: César Vega
– Graphic Design: Ollinca Torres
– Motion Graphics: Eduardo Juárez
– Production Manager: Patricia Maldonado
– Publicity Coordinator: Paulina Torres / María Cuesta
– Production Coordinator: Alejandra Ruiz
– Production Director: Diego Bolaños
– Original Production by Cultura Colectiva

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**Video Transcript:**
[00:00] Welcome to La Papaya! Today, we’re diving into the complexities of millennial motherhood. Have you ever wondered what it means to be a mother in our generation? Well, stick around as we explore the pros and cons of motherhood for millennials. But before we begin, make sure to hit that like button and share this video. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more great content. Now let’s get started!

[01:20] Did you know that the concept of motherhood has evolved over the years? Many young women are choosing to postpone motherhood, while others choose not to have children at all. And there are those who are searching for new and improved ways to raise their babies. Motherhood is a complex journey that extends far beyond mere biology. It carries social, cultural, and psychological significance. But contrary to what our grandmothers may have told us, maternal instinct is not innate. It is something that develops throughout our lives. The only thing that truly comes from the heart is the desire to protect our offspring once the love for motherhood awakens within us. Motherhood is not something we are destined for from the ancient Greek era, which coined the idea of motherhood that still influences us today. They portrayed mothers as selfless beings, finding happiness in caring for others. During the Middle Ages, the idea that women were synonymous with procreation was reinforced. Mothers were responsible for the education of their daughters, while boys were entrusted to fathers. Religion has also played its part in shaping society’s view of motherhood. Mothers have been depicted as divine, while women who reject or explore their sexuality have been portrayed as sinful. Historically, women were expected to marry and have children to secure a better social or economic position. Do you see the pattern here? A woman’s role and her right to choose motherhood have always been influenced by the social context. That is why the small revolution that began in the 70s is so important. The idea of “double income, no kids” began to gain popularity in the US, defining couples who were financially stable and chose not to have children. These couples enjoyed luxuries, such as traveling the world, attending music festivals, and dining at expensive restaurants. However, they faced criticism for being selfish, as motherhood was often seen as a necessary inconvenience in life. There are countless reasons both for and against procreation. The child-free movement recognizes that not everyone wants to have children. Many women choose not to have children due to hereditary diseases or mental health concerns. Another major reason to refrain from having children is the impending ecological crisis. Rising pollution, food and water shortages, and the prevalence of violence and insecurity in many nations have discouraged many from becoming parents. And let’s not forget about the economic challenges. Raise your hand if you have any money left at the end of the month after expenses. Many women in Mexico face the reality of a low salary, making it difficult to provide for a child’s needs. Moreover, many women struggle with infertility, leading them to make peace with their inability to conceive. Instead, they focus on other pursuits that bring them happiness. According to a study, one in five women choose to forgo motherhood, a significant increase from the 70s, when it was only one in ten. But society does not make it easy for these women. Many face criticism and disapproval when they choose sterilization as a form of contraception. They are often told that they don’t know what they want or that they will regret their decision. Unfortunately, accessing this procedure is challenging, as pregnancy is still seen as an expectation rather than a choice. However, adoption is an alternative that has gained traction over the years. The pioneers who embraced a child-free lifestyle in the 70s faced societal backlash. Writer Marcia Clark Davis even received death threats after appearing on a TV show where she was labeled a hedonistic woman, with her lifestyle being described as perverse. She lost her job as a teacher as a result. Society often reduces a woman’s worth to her ability to bear children, ignoring the fact that we are so much more than just walking uteruses. But let’s not forget that there is another side to the story. While some women say no to babies, there are many who choose to experience the miracle of life. Technological advancements and positive societal changes have influenced the way babies are raised today. Millennial moms have their say and their own unique approach to motherhood. In fact, there are approximately 9 million millennial moms out there. These women utilize smartphone applications to stay informed about their health and their children’s education. They have miraculously managed to find a balance between motherhood, work, and pursuing their dreams. According to consumer trend research, millennial moms differ significantly from moms over 40. Today’s moms are on a mission to make the world a better place. They strive to have a positive impact on society, whether it’s through environmental activism, supporting important causes, or promoting equality. These moms are changing the game and proving that motherhood is not a one-size-fits-all experience. So, whether you’re a mother or not, remember that your decision is valid. Motherhood is a personal journey, and it’s up to each woman to define what it means to her. Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe for more thought-provoking content.

Actualmente muchas mujeres deciden postergar la maternidad, algunas otras prefieren no tener hijos y otras tantas buscan nuevas y mejores maneras de educar a sus bebés. En este video de La Papaya, veremos lo que implica ser o no ser madre para la generación de los millennials.

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Guión – Inés Palacios / Luisa Calderón
Dirección – Fernanda Tovar
Producción – Gerardo Mercado
Asistente de Producción – Christopher Alcantara
Fotografía – Fernanda López
Sonido directo – César Vega
Edición – César Vega
Diseño gráfico – Ollinca Torres
Motion Graphics – Eduardo Juárez
Gerente de Producción – Patricia Maldonado
Coordinadora de Difusión – Paulina Torres / María Cuesta
Coordinadora de Producción – Alejandra Ruiz
Director de Producción – Diego Bolaños

Producción original de Cultura Colectiva.
Luisa Fernanda López

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Written by Inés Palacios


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  1. 8:07 no es que este en contra, pero aquí esto se puede ir un poco al carajo, no quiero imaginar si hay una mamá obligando a un hijo que le guste otro niño.

    -Espero que no sea así, a menos que el niño acepte.

  2. Tengo 17 desde el año pasado le dije a mi mamá que no quiero hijos, le conté a mi hermano que me quiero operar y que si en dado caso yo sola o con pareja llegó a querer ser madre, voy a adoptar, no quiero pasar por nada, absolutamente naaada le dije a mi mamá y me miró raro, después me dijo que estaba bien, que era mi decisión, ñe explique y me dijo que debía de hablar eso con la pareja que llegara a tener, realmente es algo medió raro ya que yo quiero ahorrar para que tan pronto pueda llegué a operarme, no es que valla a empezar con mi vida sexual, de echó eso me da miedo y demás, soy muy reservada, pero es que simplemente no quiero tener esa responsabilidad nunca en mi vida, no me veo como madre, sonará egoísta y lo tengo en cuenta pero no me gusta ni me agrada la idea de ser madre y menos al ver como es el mundo

  3. Mi primer embarazo fue buscado joven y feliz. La miseria económica que descubrí criando un desastre… Mi segundo embarazo encontrado… quise abortar por miedo a empeorar mi economía en plena pandemia… Y estoy feliz de haber vuelto a parir en casa 🙂 … y segura de que voy a poderme esto y mi profesión

  4. muchas gracias! la verdad es admirable el trabajo que haces, la apuesta en escena, todo, no debo ser la primera en decírtelo, aquí miramos tus videos desde argentina, muchas gracias por lo que haces, gracias por expandir tanta información tan importante 🙂

  5. Yo no sé si si o no aún. No sé pero por.el.momento no pienso tener solo si en un futuro se llegará a dar tendría pero no es como un sueño para sentirme realizada primero quiero acabar mi carrera y hacer algo importante en mi campo de trabajo y Luego ya haber que pasa

  6. Yo despues de tener un aborto estontaneo pregunte si me podia hacer una ligadura de trompas por que la verdad no se si quiero tener hijos y me dijeron que no que en argentina almenos dos hijos tenes que tener para hacerte la ligadura y da mucha inpotencia creo que no se deberian meter creo que mas inteligente tomar esa desicion que traer hijos a los pendejo
    despues de eso me volvi super mega cuidadosa con el tema de la sensualidad hasta la fecha sigo con la misma postura

  7. Yo no quiero tener hijos porque en mi familia las mujeres suelen tener bastantes abortos y después de que tienen el bebe los niños terminan nasiendo enfermos

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