Single Mothers in Our Society

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Submitted By ashleyviera0822
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Ashley Viera
Sociology1
Professor Vajezatha
February 27, 2016
“Single Mothers and Our Society” Growing up in an environment where we have to grow up with limited expectations, makes us think mediocrely and make our lives unsuccessful. We can’t let our surroundings determine our abilities. Reading and analyzing “How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids” by Kay S. Hymowitz I noticed that she made a very clear argument on how being single mothers brings inequality and poverty to our society. This lead to how I can analyze single mothers through sociological imagination. Single mothers in fact are being vigorously expanded by the help of governments support. Single mothers in the United States aren’t suffering as much if they were to live elsewhere without any support. According to this article it shows that whether you live in a community were being a single mother is the norm, girls see no other alternative of a successful life choice. This shows that when you come from a low income family having a child at such a young age is expected from you because of your surroundings. Not including that many women stop using birth control several weeks after starting a sexual relationship. Most of the time when women don’t grow up with a father figure and have a daughter it most likely for the child to hurry and find replacement and try to feel love. Then in this case it’s when girls at such a young age gets pregnant because men don’t take full responsibilities of their actions and go through what their mother just got out of. This is something that’s going to be out for many generations if men aren’t committed to their relationship. For about 83% of single mothers in poverty and aren’t able to maintain their children in our society, but if they were to be married their kids wouldn’t be growing up with so many transitions and confusion. When a child is growing up with so many…...

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