Glorifying the single mother?

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    Has anyone noticed in the last few years, the glorifying of the single mother? At least once a day my Facebook feed shows yet another "single mothers are superheroes" or some such thing.

    Why?

    Single mothers= women who choose poor life partners.

    What is with the attempt to turn caring for your own child into some sort of special achievement? :confused:
     
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    women are to blame for all divorce?

    is that what you are claiming?
     
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    Are single dads to be trashed too?
     
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    Its not just with single moms. Parts of our society see the need for positive reinforcement with regards to just about everything. While this by itself is not bad, it is the subsequent taboo on pointing out certain life-choices can be detrimental that causes problems in my opinion.
     
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    after my father died, my mom was a single mother of six.

    did she choose a poor life partner?
     
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    I never said we should trash single mothers, and I never said they were to blame for divorce. I said if you're a single mother, you choose poorly in a father for your child.

    However, I don't think we should be holding up the status of single parent as something wonderful or that caring for your own child as something special.
     
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    so is this 50% of the male population is the fault of women who choose to commit to taking care of their offspring
     
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    No I wouldnt say she did.

    However I'm speaking of the majority, not the minority. I wouldn't say most single mothers are that way due to death.
     
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    I agree - but sometimes, making the right choice simply is not that easy.
     
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    See? By even pointing out the concept, you are being attacked by someone from the left.

    You might have qualified you response to limit it to single mothers who give birth to kids without even considering the need for a father post conception. That would limit your critique to those who create their own situation.

    However people like truthmatters will still try to deamonize you because critisizing something a progressive beleives is a "protected group" is the equivalent of secular heresy.

    plus it makes you a big meanie.
     

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