|1. AFDC is a public child support program.|
|2. Most single-mother families on welfare are victims of abuse and/or abandonment.|
No other moms are called dependent or made to feel like parasitical, apologetic criminals for receiving support for their children. Widowed moms, some divorced moms, married moms all expect and receive support -- from both the government (tax deductions, Social Security) and the biological fathers. Neither they nor their children are accused of being social deviants or mentally defective (low self-esteem, etc.) because they receive economic support. Nor are they labeled "ârecipients" -- an insulting, passive, one-dimensional label of the complex being a single mother on welfare is.
And what about those of us with three, four or five children, or those of us who are teen moms? What about the moms who can't____________________