Sheryl Sandberg (of Facebook) decided to “honor” single mothers this Mother’s Day, in part because she says that she is one now. Since her husband died, technically she is a single mother, but she is not a single mother in the sense we usually understand the term. Sandberg is a widow, but the vast majority of single mothers are not widows. Most single mothers are women who either never married the fathers of their children (but still demand child support with minimal to no visitation for the father) or women who were married to the fathers of their children but divorced them in anti-family courts. Being a widow with children and what is usually called single motherhood are two very different things. By conflating the two, Sandberg is denying the existence of fathers who lose access to their children (not to mention half or more of their assets) in anti-family courts, fathers who can’t even get the visitation they are supposed to get, and of all the crime that gets generated by single motherhood.
Sandberg is lying to us about the realities of single moms and single motherhood. And the reason is obvious. It is the female herd mentality in action.