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Why Julia Fox thinks motherhood is ‘unfair’

Actress Julia Fox has separated from her ex-husband Peter Artemiev, with whom she shares a child, just before the pandemic started. “We’re friendly, but we’re not together,” she explained of their relationship with… GQ† Shortly after, she gave birth to Valentino. When asked what the biggest change was in her life as a single parent, she said: Interview Magazine“It’s like going through your whole life with a comb and everything extra and unnecessary falls to the side. It’s really great fun. I appreciate my time so much more because I have so little of it. It’s very humbled to know that this little baby is in charge of me. He always controls what we do.”

However, Fox also wanted to shed light on the side of motherhood that felt unfair. In candid posts on her Instagram, the actress spoke about single parenthood and its implications for women. On May 12, Fox posted photos of her son with the caption: “Being a single mom was the hardest journey I could fathom, I’m ngl [not gonna lie] but when ppl [sic] When you meet Valentino, they immediately understand why he is the way he is. My baby is all mine.” Read on to find out why she thinks motherhood is unfair.

She believes there are double standards for women

On May 12, Julia Fox, Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend, posted a photo of her son, saying, “I used to get angry because life was so unfair the way women are expected to sacrifice their identities for motherhood, and never get a thank you, while their male counterpart gets so much credit for doing the bare minimum. And I still do.”

Fox referenced her 2021 Instagram stories, where she posted a photo of her ex-husband with the caption, “Have you seen this father beaten to death?” She continued: “This man left me with a 5 month old child and a dog and a house and ALL THE BILLS. It’s wrong!!! It’s not fair.” She also insisted to her viewers, “TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN MEN!! AND OTHER MEN, KEEP DEAD BEAT DADS RESPONSIBLE!!! It’s damn close to 2022”, (via Ace Show Bizo

In a political climate that expects women to take almost full responsibility for pregnancies, regardless of circumstances or their health, Fox’s experience sheds light on the thankless task of motherhood. Many are not as privileged as Fox, and the states with restrictive abortion laws are also the states with the weakest social programs for people to raise children, according to an analysis by The Associated Press

By 2022, it has become abundantly clear that the criminalization of abortion in the US is not a dystopian concept (via CNN


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