In our society, there is no tolerance for any of these characteristics in women. As women, we expected to be the care-takers of not only our children, but also our men-children, as it is socially acceptable for them to live as helplessly, and behave as irresponsibly as children. If we, as women, are unable to preform these duties, then we are deeply flawed and therefore, far less valuable than all of the other women with their very polished shit together.
…er, would explain to me two and a half years later for my article “Is ADHD Hurting My Dating Life?” ADHD is basically an allergy to boredom. My brain requires a minimum level of activity to function comfortably. Since my mom described her challenge as the inverse of this, I’d never explored it as an explanation for my challenges.