Female headed households on the rise World Wide


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Female headed households on the rise World Wide
PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

Having a woman heading a family is something that provokes many people into serious thought. In the African society, which is patriarchal it is unbelievable for a woman to head a family. Female-headed households are usually looked upon as a social problem.
In Rwanda, fifty-seven percent of the adult working population aged 20 to 44 is female, and women produce up to 70% of the country’s agricultural output according to a report by The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance. A recent survey of households indicates that female-headed households are on the increase day by day. While it may not be of any danger to the community, the fact that we still live in a patriarchal society gives no room for second thoughts for the existence of female headed house holds.
Many studies indicate that world war 11 seems to be a good period to associate with world wide increase in the number of women headed households. (Not Career women-Pat) Female headed house holds are on the increase in cities. They may also be in some rural areas but circumstances vary under which these households exist. To a large extent female headed households in cities or Urban centers are by choice while in rural areas they are due to factors beyond control like the death of husbands, divorce or the jailing of husbands. But as the world advances, female headed households are more likely to become the order of the day. In Rwanda due to Genocide approximately 52%of the households are female headed, another example is South Africa where 48% of the households are female headed.
In the 21st century we have more women who are career oriented and as a result these women readily take up roles as family heads .Most families are headed by men because women are dependants. But with current trends of equal employment opportunities, women are capable of becoming family heads more than ever before. Today with equal opportunities for both sexes in education women are on their way to the top of the ladder of careers. More women are getting qualifications that can acquire them jobs and they can not stay under the influence of men. In the contemporary world there is a lot of labor mobility resulting from the twin process of industrial and urban development that gives room to female headed households. Therefore not all female headed households are a result of social problems. When a woman has a substantial income, it boosts her confidence to be a head of a household.
Most female headed households in Africa are as result of male negligence. Some men deliberately neglect their homes such that women are left with no choice but to take over the work of the men. Men abandon their homes when they realize they can not meet the needs of the family due to unemployment or polygamy. Most women in Africa do not a become heads by choice and thus they face a lot of difficulties in trying to manage homes.
Whereas having a female headed household is as good as having a male headed household, the African setting does not give a conducive environment to women to enjoy being household heads. In a male headed household, a man will enjoy privileges as a head which a woman can not enjoy. For instance normally a woman despite her role as a female head will not be allowed to make major decisions even if she manages the home. Instead in that particular household it will be the male relatives to decide how she should run the home in absence of the male head. The mother is not officially recognized as the head of the household, even if the husband neither contributes economically or with parenting. To this end women are unfortunate as they keep suffering as family heads.
It is important to avoid simple generalizations about these families as homes of social victims.  Many women have managed to create good lives for themselves and their children. More over, reasons for an increase of female headed households should not be limited to patriarchal ideology .Women at times become family heads so as to escape domestic violence and threats from their supposedly dear husbands. However, what is absurd is the stereotype that surrounds female headed household. Most children from such families are treated like orphans. Yet some men voluntary choose to abandon their homes to their wives.
In Rwanda there are more female-headed households due to the 1994 Genocide. In fact the number of women is more than that of men by a wide margin. Most men died in the war living women as windows with no choice but to be family heads, others are imprisoned due to Genocide crimes. In the social realm, the war and genocide had a disproportionately strong impact on women, as rape and genocide survivors, widows, heads of households, and caretakers of orphans.  These women face a lot of problems as many of them do not even have a source of income to earn money to cater for the basic needs of the family. As a result most of these women become susceptible to elusive men who want to exploit these women .Women fall prey as they try to find means of survival.
Women in most cases find themselves with no choice but to become family heads as they do not make decisions in most cases in a home. A man will wake up and decide to marry another wife without consulting his first wife. The woman will patiently wait for the husband to return as she serves as the head of the family .With time if the man by miracle comes back home he will resume his duties as the head of the family .The situation becomes pathetic when the men return to the home and resume their duties as family heads without even recognizing the efforts of the woman to maintain the family in his absence.
Whether a man or woman heads a family what women need is equal treatment as family heads .Equality means women as family heads have rights to control the home. This will put them on equal footing with men with time due to less subordination. Female-headed households are neither recognized in the laws of the country nor by society at large. And this lack of recognition becomes a breeding ground for these families’ difficulties. According to Nina Kristiansen the director of Norwegian Information and Documentation Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Female headed households should be accepted in society and treated with respect like the “normal” household headed by a man. She argues that “It is important not to brand female households as “victims” or “social problems” “It is obvious that they meet many problems, but to put all emphasis on the difficulties is both practically and ideologically misleading.” she adds, a lot needs to be done, laws need to be put in place to have female headed households formally recognized which is the basis for enjoyment of their rights as family heads. If government policies have provisions for these families, women will have fewer problems as family heads.

09-05-2006 09:30 PM

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PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

In Rwanda, fifty-seven percent of the adult working population aged 20 to 44 is female, and women produce up to 70% of the country’s agricultural output according to a report by The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance.

I bet NOW is responsible for this…maybe Hillary Clinto too.

09-06-2006 01:37 AM

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Back2TheKitchen
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Back2TheKitchen
Rwanda = Female headed housholds on the rise World Wide?

The “devastating genocide left the country with a 70% female population”, what other household option do they have?

http://www.droppingknowledge.org/thedrop/?p=289

“With women or the female mindset imparted through feminization on the vast majority of society, it will be very easy to control the Empire…I mean…the republic.” – mirrorofthesoul.blogspot.com

09-06-2006 02:30 AM

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leeraconteur
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leeraconteur

More bogus stats from Pandora123.

09-06-2006 02:57 AM

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Happy_Bullet
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Happy_Bullet

Yeah, exactly why we’re all doomed.

It’s remarkably irresponsible that the article should suggest single mothers are not a social problem.

Divorce = Social Problem
Criminality Caused By Lack of Fathers = Social Problem
Massive Welfare Payouts To Single Mothers = Social Problem

In the UK the largest demographic of welfare recipients is single mothers.

What you don’t seem to understand is who is going to sustain a welfare state to support single mothers, criminals in jail and men with no real reason to even bother doing any work?

A workfore consisting entirely of single career women paying exorbitant taxes? That’ll be the day.

Message Edited by Happy_Bullet on 09-06-2006 03:00 AM

Men have standards. Women will be compared. DEAL WITH IT.

09-06-2006 02:58 AM

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PatriarchVerlch
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PatriarchVerlch

Nice try at pretending your not still at the bottom of the well.

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

09-06-2006 10:26 AM

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tellafriend
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tellafriend

A recent government study published in the quarterly issue of Bull & Dyyke found that 99.999999% of Dumb Biitches post articles from the back of cereal boxes. Said cereal boxes were also found to contain a bevy of shiny objects which often distracted and confused various Dumb Biitches from across cultures causing these participants to draw wildly ridiculous conclusions based upon the amount of fecal matter leaving their eating orifices.

In other news, a female tried to think out loud. The subsequent explosion was quickly contained by local fire and medical personnel. No serious losses or coherent statements were reported.

Message Edited by tellafriend on 09-08-2006 03:04 AM

09-07-2006 05:38 PM

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PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

More bogus stats from Pandora123.

More Wag the Dog from you……Makes you nervous—I can tell

09-08-2006 01:13 AM

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crella
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crella
Asa Aesop stated, ‘one swallow does not make a spring’, so does Rwanda having a high proportion of fahterless households indicate a ‘worldwide’ trend.

09-08-2006 02:15 AM

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PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

I posted articles on Mexico—Turkey—-and Asia as well…

09-08-2006 02:19 AM

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tellafriend
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tellafriend

PANDORASBOX123 wrote:
More bogus stats from Pandora123.

More Wag the Dog from you……Makes you nervous—I can tell

More like Wag the Biitch… and you’re **bleep** right I’m nervous. Any man would be nervous staring at that menopause mustache

09-08-2006 03:05 AM

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ACatInSD
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ACatInSD

Tellafriend, I start thinking that your mother must be a biitch, that you like to use this word so much as a memoir to her?!

09-08-2006 06:57 PM

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PatriarchVerlch
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PatriarchVerlch

I wonder if you said that to all the women who are aborting their babies in the trash at the aboriton clinic so their organs can be harvested. What do they think of their mothers? 50 million of them lady. Or 1 billion world wide!

Comments lady.

Feminasty’s???

Women have been proving for the last 30 years that men have been right for the last 30 centuries!
http://www.verlch.blogspot.com

09-08-2006 07:44 PM

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ACatInSD
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ACatInSD

Make a point here. Tellafriend’s mother didn’t abort him, but that really didn’t help him turn into someone decent, therefore he memorizes his mother in such a special way.

Why women did the abortion? Mostly because the fathers won’t take the responsiblility and leave everything to poor mothers, who are usually young, weak and feared. Do you have any data to show WHY this happen? You think women have no feelings, no dreams to life and the men they have been with? In what desperate situation would a woman to kill her baby?

And you think you call me a fiminasty, I would be one? Why don’t you call yourself God? You must be insane, and worse, crazy.

30 centuries? You think your family have that long history? Look at your hairy ass in the mirror and remember that your bloodline just jump down from a tree or crawl out from a cave, say a few hundred years ago?

Sounds like you were not born by a woman (whom you look down upon without any reason, including your own mother) either. Then where were you popped?

09-08-2006 08:33 PM

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PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

I wonder if you said that to all the women who are aborting their babies in the trash at the aboriton clinic so their organs can be harvested

Are the ‘fathers’ of this intended aborted fetuses at the abortion clinics trying to prevent their girlfriends from having abortions?  I’m sure that is a rare occurence.  Most men just like to make babies…They don’t want to take care of them.  Many of those males of those aborted fetuses are very relieved that the abortion occured.

Contridictions everyone here—-Men saying…she aborted without asking me!  How dare she!….Or she had the baby without asking me and now I have to pay child support!  It’s not fair!

Many men seem too focused on the “O” of their experience.  If they didn’t have the “O” during a sexual encounter, there would be no children on the planet.  They would not take the time of day to procreate….Too much effort for no pleasure.

09-08-2006 08:56 PM

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PANDORASBOX123
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PANDORASBOX123

Back–you have to read the entire article–It’s not just on Rawanda….It speaks of other incidences for female headed households…genocide (men killing other men children , and women), male abadonment–in Africa seems to be pretty strong–Mexico is having the same problem with many of  their males coming to America to get jobs and never sending money back to their families–These men are starting new families in America…Turkey is having more feamle headed households–I believe 1/10 there…

09-08-2006 09:04 PM

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tellafriend
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tellafriend

ACatInSD wrote:
Tellafriend, I start thinking that your mother must be a biitch, that you like to use this word so much as a memoir to her?!

Hey dumb biitch, fetch your stick! Good job, Grandma!

09-09-2006 10:05 PM

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