Single Mothers and Single Fathers in Society

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Single Mothers and Single Fathers in Society Today Crystal D.Cole Com/170 February 9, 2012 University of Phoenix Single Mothers and Single Fathers in Society Today Being a single parent is tough in twenty first century. A single parent has to be the provider, the comforter, the teacher, and the disciplinarian all in one. In most single parent relationships, One feels that our priorities lie with our children first. Society seems to put some pressures on Single Mothers and Single Fathers. Single Mothers and Fathers are viewed differently. Single Mothers and Single Fathers are very common in present society. Both may have similar responsibilities but are quite differently viewed in society eyes. Single parenting is becoming a…show more content…
If a single father is late for work because of a child, no one thinks about that being the reason. The employer will assume he hit a traffic jam. If a single mother hits a traffic jam and is late, she is viewed as being less dedicated and every action in the workplace is judged against her role as a single mother. It is assumed she must have been late because she was caring for one of her children. Society definitely stereotypes between a single father and a single mother. One is no better than the other but in the world we live in presently, people are very judgmental. Society looks at single parents much more differently than they should. Whatever the case, the task of raising a child or children is not any different for single fathers and single mothers, but the challenges they face are certainly different. Single parents have a hard enough time as is without being judged or stereotyped. In the present-day there are more single parents than there was years ago, but society does not recognize them the same. Most of it seems to stem from stereotypes in earlier generations, the man works all day and the woman stays at home. Maybe it is just an outright refusal to accept the facts. As a single mother, I see the way Single Mothers and Single Fathers are treated differently, firsthand. I believe the way they are treated differently is unfair to both. Single Mothers and Single Fathers are the same and should be
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