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Category Archives: Single mothers

Baby and Me

  IN AN INTERVIEW in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Bristol Palin makes single motherhood look great. A baby is extra work, but doesn’t interfere with a woman’s independence. A few decades ago, popular culture celebrated the single young career girl, the Mary Tyler Moore or Marlo Thomas who got her own apartment presumably before getting married and settling down. Now that popular […]

When Bristol Speaks

  BRISTOL PALIN entered a new phase of celebrity last week when it was announced that she has signed a contract with a high-end promoter as a public speaker. She will earn as much as $30,000 per engagement to share her insights into single motherhood and sexual abstinence. Only 19, Bristol is almost assured of success in this new endeavor. Even if her […]

The Illegitimacy Catastrophe

  ROBERT RECTOR has a good article at National Review on the statistics discussed here last week showing  an illegitimacy rate of more than 40 percent for the first time in U.S. history. He writes: The steady growth of childbearing by single women and the general collapse of marriage, especially among the poor, lie at […]

The Me-Me Sisterhood

  ELIZABETH WRIGHT WRITES: I just perused the Ms Single Mama site, and I’m amazed at all the references to men.  Who are these pitiful women trying to kid?  More than anything else, they wish they could connect with a man who would play the traditional male role for them and their children.  What else can be […]

The Truth about Single Motherhood

  Van Wijk writes: When I was still a soldier (this was around 2004), a female soldier in my unit asked for my help in assembling a computer desk and TV stand at her home. She was a single mother with four children, and was around 7 months pregnant with #5.

The New Matriarchy

  RATHER THAN regretting her mistakes, the New Single Mother revels in them. She dotes on her little one, has sex with many men in search of elusive perfection, and publicly trashes the father of her child. She forms networks with other single mothers, who help each other normalize the abnormal and defiantly proclaim they don’t need men. This bravado […]