What We Can Learn About Society’s Judgements of Single Mothers Through Its Humor

Humour. We all have our own tastes in comedy. We like different comedians, different shows, funny movies, et al. You can learn a lot about a person by getting to know what they think is funny. Take for instance, American society. Lol The Hyperbolic Single Mother Trope The Onion (an American satire rag) recently posted an article called: Single Woman With 3 Young Children Unaware She Subject of 984 Judgements Today. It uses a lot of hyperbole in its subtext that exaggerates many of the ways in which single mothers are judged, as well as several of the reasons behind…

Partner Privilege (Pt. 1)

After re-reading one of my old posts, I came across this little snippet that reminded me that I wanted to expand on this more substantively at a later date: Sometimes I overhear parents with partners bitching about how hard it is for them to do this or that because of kids and I think… wow. If they only knew how good, how much easier they have it. With a partner, you can have them watch the baby while you recover from illness. With a partner, they can do the food shopping and make you soup while you rest. With a partner, you…