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A Feeble Defense of Single Motherhood

CaliforniaTory Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 11:49 AM
Mikey reviewed White Oleander and Erin Brockovich back in the day and that makes him an expert on single mothers. Ever heard his radio show? This is a guy who has trouble making a sandwich, and he is preaching to us? PUH-Leez!
The Lone Fedora Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 9:44 PM
It's unlikely that Medved would eat a sandwich, as they almost always contain meat, and he's a vegetarian.
CaliforniaTory Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:24 AM
So THAT's why he's always leaning towards the sunlight!

New York Times contributor Kate Roiphe slams conservative social critics for suggesting “single mothers are bad.” Actually, it’s single motherhood as an institution – not the mothers themselves – that deserves criticism.

Roiphe claims the nuclear family is “narrow, constricting, airless” while her own situation – with two children from two different fathers, neither of whom live with her – is “messy, bohemian, warm.” She insists “suffering is everywhere” in traditional marriages, based on novels, plays and conversation with friends, without acknowledging that dysfunctional relationships always make a more compelling focus for entertainment or talk.

Finally, she identifies the “real...