The bottom line, 48% of first time mothers are unwed. Of women reaching their 30th birthday, two-thirds of them, yes that’s 2/3rds of those women have had a child “typically” out of wedlock. At the same time, those fiery feminists are wanting to stay at home, keep house, mind the children or eat bon bons and their sistahs don’t like it.
“Culturally, young adults have increasingly come to see marriage as a ‘capstone’ rather than a ‘cornerstone’ – that is, something they do after they have all their ducks in a row, rather than a foundation for launching into adulthood and parenthood,” the report states.
The report cites two reasons – middle class American men having difficulty finding stable employment that allows them to support a family and “a less understood” reason about the disconnect between marriage and childbearing.
The report states that the “good news” of delayed marriage is that women can more easily have successful careers, and research shows that divorce rates are lower for later marriages.
The “troubling” new trend, the report states, is “The Great Crossover” where delayed marriage does not necessarily mean delayed motherhood. Source: CNS News
The straight talk of the stats comes from Doug Ross:
What legacy media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) won’t tell you is this shocking fact: easy access to welfare is helping spur the record number of out-of-wedlock births. The more the welfare state provides, the more kids are born out of wedlock.
Take a look at Doug’s charts and you’ll see why parents, youth and society as a whole are in such trouble. Moving years past the births, we get to failure in school, no jobs and crime. You know it’s true. Where are the daddy’s? Doug also has the great visuals on single parent families and teen crime, and among Black families, the increased teen crime reality with the decrease in marriage.
Then there’s the story a self-proclaimed “flaming, liberal and feminist” who, in a national publication headlined: The Retro Wife: Feminists who say they’re having it all — by choosing to stay home. Is it the bon bons or the nurturing of children calling to their domestic heart strings, and why do feminists care? The article is causing quite a dustup because after all, feminists are fierce for ‘choice’ of all kinds, right? Read about the return to ‘domesticity’ at The Victory Girls Blog.
Let’s go back to babies with no legal daddies for another quick look:
1996 in U.S. 24% of Black children born out of wedlock, 3.1% of White children. In 1996, the excuse was the same, no jobs for Black men (but apparently lots for both men and women to carelessly pro-create).
In the UK, 47% of children were born out of wedlock after disqualifying those children born to a couple in a civil partnership.
In 2011, one-third of children in Germany were born out of wedlock! Said to be a “strong shift in social norms.”
In 1996, in France, single parent homes were growing five times as fast as two-adult households – in 1996 – 36% of all births were out of wedlock.
In Iceland, 66 percent of children have no legal father. In Sweden, 55% of children are born to unmarried parents. In Japan – 2% (yes, that’s a single digit for Japan).
In 2007, The District of Columbia and Mississippi had the highest rate of unwed mothers.
In the U.S., the Daily Mail paints an more dismal picture of the U.S. and children born to unwed parents. Factor in abortion and our country has lost all moral clarity and authority.
Whatever the reasons behind unwed mothers, children with no fathers in their lives, poor school performance and eventually teenage violence leading to adult crime, who does not know that a child has a better chance beginning life with two responsible parents? Maybe all those “feminists” now wanting to “have it all at home” will teach both their daughters and sons that lesson – that the irresponsible sex they have fought for, for years, is clearly an indefensible argument.