I call this Palin-itis. Whereby the female gets pregnant, keeps the child but decides there’s no dad required. Per this article in the Orlando Sentinel, a Babytalk Magazine poll shows:
76 percent of the married mothers liked the idea of not fighting with a partner over the best way to raise a child. Other pros to being single were not having the chore of keeping up a healthy marriage (69 percent), and not dealing with in-laws (30 percent).And single moms agree.Almost two-thirds of the unmarried moms felt that it would be harder to be a parent if there was a man in the house. Of the single ladies, 55 percent said that they feel relieved to not have to worry about working on a marriage too, and 38 percent said they feel more free to follow their own dreams.
Now I’m not a wife and I’m not a mother, but I think I still have some marbles left in my head! What in the HELL-O is wrong with these women? This isn’t Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston people. Levi is the fall-guy for the ex-VP candidate’s stance on abstinence and he went on the Tyra Show to discuss how a) Momma knew her daughter and boyfriend were sexing each other b) Now that the baby is here they’re limiting how often he can see his own child because they broke up and are otherwise dissatisfied with him and his family.
It would seem some truly selfish and clueless women actually think it’s better to raise a child alone. Now it’s one thing if the father is unfit but…shouldn’t there have been some requirements considered in the first place? Like being able to provide and protect? Like discussing what type of life and lifestyle you’ll be living? Like giving some consideration to the person you’ll be tied to FOREVER when there’s a kid involved? Somebody explain this to me so I can understand. Since this article doesn’t talk about adoption these are the biological children of these women. Why not take a child that’s been abandoned or can’t be cared for properly? If it’s simply about being a MOTHER why does it have to have one’s DNA? Why would a woman want to intentionally push a man away?
Something isn’t adding up here. I have to stand by my statement about some women being selfish and willfully ignorant. Before someone accuses me of blaming the female in this scenario alone I say youth can be a time of great foolishness but there comes a point where wisdom must prevail. If we want women to be in control of all reproductive choices then they must also know how to discern those choices wisely. That doesn’t always guarantee an agreement but nor should it invite constant chaos.
Of course there are numerous situations where a girl or young woman was taken advantage of, or assaulted or otherwise put in harms way. We also make mistakes. This isn’t one of those scenarios. Besides, there are plenty of options available for those who are capable of procreating not to. One of them should be having common sense. Sadly it is often lacking. In both the sperm and egg donor. We see the results of how fatherless children or those born to weak men behave and the negative impact it has on society. So let’s not add to its burdens intentionally.