Single women Single Parenting and Relationships
Single women Single Parenting and Relationships. It is interesting that as far back as 2007 women wanted to be mothers without being emotionally attached. The question was raised back then “do single moms need our pity”. Raised by a single mom I would like to answer that as ‘no’. For me though the single mom concept was after the fact. Thus the question is, Can Single women be a single parent and in a relationship at the same time?
In the article on the University of Toronto website Gerald Chipeur, Stephanie Chipeur and Lauren Lackie address the other side of the coin. They are looking at if from the perspective of a single woman wanting to become a mother without any support from a man. A woman who wants to be a mother with any romantic ties that would bind the man to the child in any capacity.
In the year 2007 this issue was address through Grey’s Anatomy on TV. Such a situation appeared to be acceptable. The article noted that back the day when there were shows like Murphy Brown that the above mentioned situation was not acceptable. What a different two decades have made on the rights of women.
Women were more financially stable in 2007. Thus, single parenting by a woman became socially accepted in the 2007. They could provide for themselves thus they could provide from another person too. The article stated that women of 2007 could have emotional ties to a child and have different emotional ties to another human. In this situation, it could be a man who did not have any ties to the present child.
All single women should be aware of the current thoughts on this subject.
How the courts viewed it
Single women Single Parenting and Relationships. Courts of the day looked at the whole situation differently. They still viewed the family unit as a man, woman and child(ren). Courts through the family court law felt then that it was ok for a woman to have a child but when a man entered that automatically there were responsibilities put on that man if he wanted them or not. Some men would want this responsible and some men would not. The court that the former rather than the latter was more important to keep by law.
The courts then would be looking at the dilemma of a woman being a single mom while engaged as it were in a romantic relationship. I think back then the court was having difficulty having a unified description of single and relationship. It is one or the other but can not be both. That was what was before the courts of the day.
That was almost 10 years ago. The definition of family unit is totally diversified today. The question still is there about the definition of single and relationship. Has it changed? Will it change?
Today can a woman and in the case of this article be single and in a relationship? Can this happen at the same time? Has 10 years made any difference on such definitions.
The understanding is there that these women want sole responsibility for their children. They want to be mothers without the extra pressures of partner influence. Will it be better for the child?
Even though technology has allowed for single parenthood through artificial insemination, has it allowed for a single relationship with that child. This includes lack of outside influence after the child is born. This question needs to be answered. The answer must be agreeable to the whole of the social structure.
Let us know what you think after you have read the article. Here is the link again.