Women On Welfare

Women On Welfare

The percentage of women on welfare is staggering, whereas there are far fewer men relying on the system. Although the level of discrimination against women on welfare has decreased somewhat, it is still a major concern in comparison to men.
For many centuries women have had to rely on men for survival. In the early 1900?s,for example, women were married at a young age and were taught only how to clean house and take care of their husbands. Education was not part of a woman?s lifestyle. Today, however, little girls are now being taught to be independent educated women. This means that, we, as women do not have to rely on men to survive- or so that is what I believed until I found myself separated from my first husband.
I was living a comfortable lifestyle with three children. It was not until I saw my ex-husband?s money go out the door with him that I realized how dependant on him I was. With no education (I dropped out at 15) and no job, I found myself relying on social assistance and then onto mother?s allowance. My ex-husband did not pay his child support

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