Original post from The Culturalist
As of late I’ve seen a lot of activity in the African-American female online circles about a new movement entitled, “The No Wedding, No Womb”. I’m African-American, and female so I wanted to know what I was missing. Boy was I missing a lot! Its a movement to end fatherless children in African-American households. The meaning of the movement is for women to not to mate with men who do not want a long term relationship aka marriage. I don’t have the statistics in my head on why its important for children to be raised in two parent households, however, I know from a mental and emotional standpoint, its always better to have two people backing you instead of one.
So today, I joined the movement. I do desire marriage and children. However, if I don’t get married, I do not want children. This is my choice. I wonder why is fatherless children are so prominent in the African American race? As I mentioned above, I don’t have any statistics in front of me but I have seen that many women who have children out of wedlock never intended to marry the men they were having sex with. So when the women gets married, the woman has the kid, and the man goes on. Sure he may pay child support, and spend some time with the child, however, he’s not in the kids life 24/7.
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