Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Single Mothers - Scroungers on benefits - debunking the stereotypes

Single mums on benefits are stereotyped as scroungers who are unable to control their fertility and prefer a life of indolence. Here Rebecca, a single mother on benefits, refutes the prejudices of society and states the case for mothers who genuinely wish their circumstances were other than they are.

I have been attempting to reflect the social reality in contemporary Jersey for working people.  I am particularly pleased to have met Rebecca and thank her for such forthright views. It takes courage to speak out and many are now finding that courage. 

I will be using her case in my Hustings speech tomorrow at the Town Hall at 7.30. If you are free come along and hear the candidates and see how they perform in a pressurised situation. I am looking forward to the event.

1 comment:

  1. Compare this young woman with Charlotte on Tom Gruchy's blog. Both articulate and bright enough but the political awareness of Charlotte so far as the process is concerned is remarkable.
    People are moulded by all sorts of events and circumstances. The barriers to self-fulfilment are not easily overcome. It would be interesting to know more about the backgrounds of these two and many others featured on the blogs.