Gabrielle Union is blasting Hollywood for “shaming” women who choose their career over starting a family.
The ‘Bring It On’ star is the stepmother to Dwyane Wade’s three children told ‘Redbook’ she believes women who focus on their jobs are met with unnecessary criticism saying… “There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”
The 42-year-old actress also believes it works the other way, with women also being criticized for getting pregnant and become mothers adding, “The reality is that women are discriminated against in the workplace for being mothers. As much as there are strides being made – you get pregnant, your career takes a hit. You can’t have a bad day.
Continuing... “Don’t you dare cry at work. Don’t raise your voice. Especially if you’re a black woman in corporate America, now you’re ‘the angry black woman.”
Union says she has not ruled out having children with her 33-year-old sports star hubby!