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Sarah Silverman's Tweets About Motherhood February 2017

Sarah Silverman Shares Enlightening Reason She Chose Not to Become a Mom

Being a stand-up comedian isn't exactly an easy career path, and going down that road is even more difficult if you're a woman who aspires to have a family one day. No one knows this better than Sarah Silverman, who recently shed some light on a double standard that persists in the comedy industry when it comes to balancing your career with having kids. "As a comic always working & on the road I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter," she tweeted on Monday to her 10.1 million followers. "Men don't have to do that. I'd so love to be a fun dad, coming home from the road & being my best fun dad self. So this is just a lil f*ck all y'all bc u can't be a woman w/out sacrifice & that's the fact jack."

The I Smile Back actress, who is currently dating actor Michael Sheen, also acknowledged that her decision to pick her career over having a family isn't for everyone, and she's never expected it to be. After columnist Ada Slivinski reached out to the comedian to say that "Becoming a mother has filled my life more than I could have ever imagined," and that it "filled it in ways a career alone never could have," Sarah responded with understanding. "That's beautiful, Ada! Living my fullest life is different than u living urs is all. I'm jus talkin bout me & people like me."

The industry's double standard is something that plenty of female celebrities (notably Jennifer Aniston) have spoken out about in recent years. Why are famous women the only ones put under tabloid scrutiny when it comes to starting a family? Sarah spoke about that notion during a 2015 interview with E! News. "I just don't have a life conducive to this," she said. "I could be a fun dad. I could do that. I could go on the road and come home and 'Daddy's home!' and give them everything I have and just love them to pieces when I'm home and have a career and a life . . . I don't know how people do it. It's so huge. It's so much and there's no going back. It's a big decision," she said. "I don't know how people make it so cavalierly. They're human lives you're responsible for."


See her enlightening tweets below.

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