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TOPIC: Unequal treatment and reaction for single dad(mom)

Unequal treatment and reaction for single dad(mom) 12 May 2016 17:32 #9774

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I once read a phrase and an image with it while I was surfing on the web that was talking about how single dads were treated differently from single moms by the society. When both single mom and single dad raise their children alone, they are seemed independent and responsible. But sometimes some people favor single dads more than signle moms.
Some people think when they see single moms raising kids on her own that they must have done something horrible or made terrible mistakes and that it is their faults to cause such situations. I know that this is an extreme example and ridiculous but I once saw online a post about this. And when signle dads raise them alone, they are said to be manly, mature and responsible. That's what I don't understand about it. Though I'm a man as well, I do believe not only women but men also make such mistakes and do choose bad choices. Whatever the reason they raise kids alone, unless we know of exact and specific reason, we cannot say or judge unknowingly of them.
Also another post I read is when financially-incapable or stable singles moms raise their kids, they get supported by the society by being provided food and shelter by the public and non-profit organizations while same situated-single dads may lose the custody of their children and even being sent to the prison.
I wonder if that is possible to happen. I'm not sure if somewhere in the U.S it actually happens but have no idea. The post I saw might be fake or exaggerated but I think it was uploaded because that is what happened before.
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Unequal treatment and reaction for single dad(mom) 05 Jun 2016 22:44 #10062

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This is an interesting topic. I am engaged to our full time single dad. I agree that his position is held in higher regard then that of a single mom. I think people think it is less natural and harder for a man.
For me it is difficult because by his family I am viewed as someone that should help him raise the kids by cooking and cleaning and my job is viewed as in the way. I am certain that if the roles were reversed that he would be praised for having a job and just being able to contribute monetarily would be appreciated. I am the bread winner yet still expected to take on these female or maternaless roles.
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