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Octomom: Single and So What? March 2, 2009

Posted by Onely in Everyday Happenings, Heteronormativity, Just Saying..
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The Octomom is almost as sick and selfish as the doctor who impregnated her.

However: the media’s fixation on her single status is just as disturbing.  Yes, it’s harder to be a mom if you don’t have a supportive, caring partner. But NPR, CBS, CNN, ABC, TIME, and MSN, among others, are flagging her single status above the facts that she’s unemployed, broke, already burdened with six other kids, and plain crazy.  This kind of coverage gives all single moms a bad name, and in fact, it also encourages the stereotype of “single” as innately bad, thereby giving even childfree singles a bad name too!

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