Wednesday, February 24, 2010

UK takes on Single Mom Stereotype

Solomother posted an article that I think it is important to share. :)

Every once in a while, the UK dailies will crop up with a rash of angry readers, mostly male, complaining about single mothers as spongers, soaking up council flats and government money, living in luxury while good people break their backs for a pittance. Some of it is downright nasty..... read the rest here.


...man, i'm bloggy today!! ;0)
Peace.

3 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

It figures that the bulk of the consternation is coming from males (I'm not trying to put my own gender down). As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised if some of these males were actually deadbeat fathers.

In short, I wouldn't dignify a negative characterization of single parents with a rebuttal.

Mama Melissa said...

You know, I didn't realize it said that "men" were the ones with the problem... but I think it just has to do with them not wanting to pay child support somehow. LOL. I don't know...

*I* wasn't man bashing here. I simply cut and pasted the article...

oh, and i wasn't trying to rebut the char. of single parents... i just thought the article was interesting... that a group of people actually were going to try to see if they could change the perception. or maybe it was them trying to rebut the mean comments... i'm sorry ... i'm so tired tonight!!

What time is it anyway?

rachelbk said...

There will always be people who look down on single moms. And it doesn't matter what facts and stats you give them, they won't believe we aren't the scourge of society. To hell with them, I say!