Skip to comments.New report says millions of women at risk of falling into poverty, economic ruin
Posted on 01/12/2014 7:22:33 AM PST by Libloather
Although in recent decades women have made historic advances in nearly all areas of American public life, a staggering number of women across the country are still teetering on the verge of poverty and economic disaster, a new report released Sunday shows.
The report, co-authored by NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, takes a wide-angle snapshot of a national economic crisis seen through the eyes of women. The key findings paint a portrait of an estimated 42 million women and 28 million dependent children saddled with financial hardship.
"These are not women who are wondering if they can 'have it all,'" Shriver wrote in her introduction to the report. "These are women who are already doing it all working hard, providing, parenting, and care-giving. They're doing it all, yet they and their families can't prosper, and that's weighing the U.S. economy down."
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Just another bullet in the chamber of the gun on the gop-e war against women. :>) As opposed to the demokkkrat war against babies.
That “hopey/changey” thing is kicking in. Good luck America!
This report is the start of the Hillarycampaign. She’s been singing this tune for the past week. “Women’s rights being eroded, etc.”
Why the bitching - you get free birth control?
Women who choose divorce over trying to improve their marriages are at the greatest risk, not just women in general.
It’s a lifestyle choice.
Humm...not a word in the article about the fathers of these 28 million children...
I guess NBC news think all these kids were from immaculate conception...
World ends, etc.
So. NBC’s [ass]Crack Team of investigating journalists and researchers in conjunction with the never-even-close-poor Maria Shriver say ‘young women, and some with children’ are a risk of being ‘near’ poverty.
Had they investigated, they would have found that a sloth, properly educated in the ways of government entitlement can reap a disposable income equal to that of a real working man with family making $40K+ per year.
In truth, this is 2014 Democrat fodder for November’s elections, and what they’re really pissing and moaning about is recent cuts in the BLOATED SNAP payments, and in NOT increasing the UIC from 99 weeks to 99 weeks plus another 3, then 6, then 9 and then a decade more.
Get married. Stay married. That’s typically a recipe for success, although it’s politically incorrect to say there’s anything wrong about having children out of wedlock (or getting divorced). BTW, I’m not saying divorce isn’t sometimes justified. Even Christ permitted it in cases of adultery, but I am claiming that divorce and out of wedlock births are both social ills that help increase poverty.
Hey, I’ve heard over and over that women don’t need men and now 80% of divorces are initiated by women. If they are having problems they should ask their local lesbian women’s studies professor for help.
A study with truthful results would indicate that both men and women prosper best within the traditional family. The left has done its best to ensure that Americans are as unprepared and unqualified as humanly possible to participate in such a model.
Pure leftist garbage designed to snooker LIVs and get Hellary elected.
Before a woman gets married she needs to live a life that will attract a decent man.
I divorced first husband (and was Catholic) due to him being a wife - beater, beat me when I was 7mos pregnant with our son..which resulted from him raping me after he beat me. I do pray the Lord finds this a justifiable reason to divorce.
Millions of men, too.
Shriver is on Meet the Press now, in my time zone.
The poverty is being blamed on education and minimum wage.
Shriver mentions 40% of women head the household of one or more children, but skips over the breakdown of the family, and moral decline.
Decades of socialist public education, now Common Core, gets a pass in her report.
It’s difficult to live an honorable life in this day and age. Popular culture, the education establishment, government, and even many women (feminists) are all arrayed against a woman who wants to live in a way that would attract a decent man. Nevertheless, what you said is true, and women who try to live honorably will generally reap the rewards. Oftentimes, it’s the very people who have made wrecks of their lives who want to encourage others to do the same. Immoral people do NOT have the interests of others in mind when they try to influence others to live lives of sin.
Christ’s blood covers all sin. Divorce is sin. God hates divorce. Nevertheless, anything can be forgiven if one truly repents.
Any mention of the ethnicity of these women? When you have a child out of wedlock at age 16, quit school and go on welfare things are going to be tough for you. That’s why the democrats are always doing everything they can to support traditional marriage.
... is about as objective a "study" as Bonnie and Clyde's report on the need for bank security.
A left-wing female talking head and a communist front stink-tank produce a report about poverty ... Hmmmmm, I wonder what it's going to say and what its conclusions will be ...
Lowest labor participation rate since 1978. Two million MORE dropped out of the labor force in 2013 because they’ve given up trying to find a job. Three thousand apply for 26 jobs in a Maryland ice cream factory. Poverty follows.
Please vote for Hillary in 2016 to continue Obama’s economic policies through 2020.
“This report is the start of the Hillarycampaign. Shes been singing this tune for the past week. Womens rights being eroded, etc.”
Why should Hillary care? She’s not a woman.
40% of the children in this country are born out of wedlock.
But, she commands (or think she does) a large bloc of female voters.
<< I do pray the Lord finds this a justifiable reason to divorce. >>
God does hate divorce yet He hates the fact that your husband was so violent. God never means for us to stay in such abusive relationships. God bless you and I hope you’ve found a new life and the peace only walking with the Lord gives us.
I don't think Gillibrand means conservative women.
Hey, Maria! Your Democrat Family/Party ALONE is largely responsible for KEEPING women and children in POVERTY!
ALL BY DESIGN!
How I loathe these people!
Also Catholic and divorced first husband for similar reasons (beating, rape) plus porn addiction and cheating. I prayed so hard for God to deliver me peace and for our marriage to be saved, and in return another girlfriend showed up. I don’t believe anyone should have to live in a marriage like that. If you were in prison, being abused by your captor everyday, would anyone fault you for escaping if you could?
That dastardly Bush. He is ruining women’s lives. If only there were a new well spoken clean articulate white-black man who would heal the planet were elected and could end this never ending war on women.
For one thing, I am automatically skeptical of any survey done by a group of committed leftists. But whatever financial problems many women (especially single women) have today, a lot of it can be laid at the feet of the anti-male/family/marriage leftists who have been busy undermining and sabotaging the traditional American family for the last fifty years.
Women who choose to have children without bothering to find a committed dude first are at greatest risk.
“Women and Minorities HIt Hardest.”
***Shriver said fathers and husbands need to reinforce the mindset that women can set themselves up to be breadwinners***
-No they can’t, female hypergamy prevents this. Yes there are exceptions, but will never become the norm.
Yes, the demokkkrat war against little ones they want never even to have a chance of becoming men or women.
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Then Hollywood and the cultural left told men to do their own thing and 'enjoy' rather than teaching men to accept care for their families.
Women are in trouble - yes - because democrats undermined the families they should have belonged to...