I have just spent the morning reading up on the latest news article concerning single mums. I don’t know why I put myself through the agony as it always leaves me fuming.
I also guess that the articles are written in such a way that they are intending to wind the readers up as it gets response and comments on their articles. But the problem it is creating is if all they can write about is how bad single mums are and how all they do is scrounge off the government by not working and receiving benefits, it just continues to paint all single mums with the same brush. We are not all the same.
So for the record and any one searching for info about single mums to add to their articles about how awful single mums are…..
We don’t all wear designer jogging bottoms, hair extensions and false nails – though we may be known for doing the school run in pyjama bottoms but this purely down to time or rather a lack of it.
We don’t all think we are better off not working and better off raking in the benefits – yes there is a benefits system, yes a lot of us will claim these benefits but it’s not thousands as reported all the time. Majority of us work just like anyone else. There also many 2.4 families with both parents working that are also entitled to some benefits, it’s not just single mums who claim benefits.
Some single mums have lost their partners/husbands through tragic circumstances or through no fault of their own.
We are not just single mums. We are many other things too.