Title

Solo Mothers in Society

Presenter Information

Lisa Murphy
Calista Pruitt

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 140

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

This paper examines society’s views of the “normal” family and how its definition has evolved. In earlier years, solo mothers were frowned upon; however, now they are embraced. We use evidence to explain why women feel pressured to have children and fit into the status quo family structure, but that this structure is not necessary. Using scholarly essays, we address the different concerns that society places on single mothers and provide counter explanations. With the uprising acceptance of solo mothers, women do not need a partner to raise a child in society.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson

Additional Mentoring Department

English

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Solo Mothers in Society

SURC 140

This paper examines society’s views of the “normal” family and how its definition has evolved. In earlier years, solo mothers were frowned upon; however, now they are embraced. We use evidence to explain why women feel pressured to have children and fit into the status quo family structure, but that this structure is not necessary. Using scholarly essays, we address the different concerns that society places on single mothers and provide counter explanations. With the uprising acceptance of solo mothers, women do not need a partner to raise a child in society.