"The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2012, up from 3.4 million in 1970."
"Percentage of births in the past 12 months that were to women age 15 to 50 who were unmarried (including divorced, widowed and never married women)."
"More than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried, the Census Bureau said Wednesday in a report that shows sharp discrepancies in single mothers related to income, education and race.
"Census demographers said that single motherhood, while on a steady uptick since the 1940s, has accelerated in recent years. The birth rate for unmarried women in 2007 was up 80 percent in the almost three decades since 1980, the report said. But in the previous five years alone, between 2002 and 2007, it was up 20 percent."
"Skyrocketing levels of fatherlessness having ‘devastating’ effects on children: UK report."
"Canadian scientists believe growing up in a fatherless household could have a greater impact on daughters than on sons.
"They said growing up without a father could permanently alter the structure of the brain and produce children who are more aggressive.
"Dr Gabriella Gobbi of McGill University in Canada said that the main impacts were seen in the prefrontal cortex."
I've read many articles on the deleterious effects of single mothers. I've seen it personally.
I was able to find the above quotes by Googling for about...one minute.
I am mystified as to why any woman thinks she can be a successful single mother. What sort of bizarre self-delusion is that? I keep reminding people that the word "bastard" means "a fatherless boy" and "a cruel heartless man." That relationship has been noticed for a long time.
Of course these women are convinced their boys are going to turn out fine, right up to the point they don't, and then they'll blame it on the father, or the government (these days, the proxy father) because of a supposed lack of support and money...which has traditionally been the fathers' role - which has now been taken away by law.
The more fatherless boys we get, the closer to we get to New Thug City.
Now let's see what I can remember about my experiences with fatherless men: one killed himself with a drug overdose (he was living in my back bedroom when he did this). Another died of alcoholism. Another died of a combination of alcoholism and drug abuse, and was on probation for a three-year suspended sentence. There are more, but those three are enough.
Not only did they lose their fathers, all their mothers were more than a bit cruel to them. It's almost as if the women are blaming their problems on their sons (as women are wont to blame their problems on men) so they take it out on their sons.
There's basically been screaming for more than a few decades that if you want to see what is going to happen to society at large, look at the black family, which has a lot of fatherlessness, and a lot of clueless mothers claiming he was "a good boy" after he ended up arrested or dead after rape and murder.
What many of these fatherless boys do is join gangs, which is an ersatz family (and you're going to have initiation rites that involved attacking innocent people), and the girls have babies and then go on welfare.
Some years ago I lived in an apartment. A single black mother with a child moved in across the hall. Then she had another kid...and another...and another. Then a guy moved in, and he wasn't the father of any of them. The landlord finally had to evict them.
I know a young man, about 21, who was raised by a single mother. In her case she happens to be a college graduate.
She considered him not a son but a friend, and once called him at 2am from over a thousand miles away (after she deserted him when he was 18) because her new "boyfriend " had decided to knock her around (gee, I wonder why?)
This was a kid who had to go the dentist to have a molar pulled because he was grinding his teeth so hard he shattered it.
We're not going to just end up with New Thug City when the current crop of fatherless boys grow up. We're also going to have a lot of "failure to launch," and that is a very bad thing, too.
Considering that fact that men are the created and sustain civilization, the worse it gets for civilization and culture...for men - and most especially women.
Many women have no idea just how dependent they are on men. Just imagine if men withdrew all support from women - no welfare, no make-work jobs, no marriage. That's what I mean when I say it would be worse for women.