Do people pity their mothers more than their fathers? Say for example, your mother was on drugs for most of your life and gave you the bare minimum. I mean, food and shelter, but you never felt like she loved you or even cared for that matter. If you tell anyone that, they'll call you ungrateful for feeling that way because at least your mother didn't leave you on the street to starve. Mothers can screw up their kids' lives and simply get away with it. Society will always see them as 'the woman who gave you life'. When in all honesty, so what if she gave you life? She didn't do the right thing. I guess even bad mothers can do no wrong.
When it comes to fathers, when they walk out they aren't forgiven. Society talks harshly of men who leave their wives and children, but not seeing the big picture, he's written off as being this horrible man unworthy of anything. Sometimes men aren't 'father material' and it doesn't make them bad people. They simply had little to no say when the woman decided to have the child. In all honesty, women have done the same thing but we're just supposed to accept it because they gave us life? What's wrong with this picture?
Most Helpful Guy
The problem is that there is all this "victimizing" of women. No matter how horrible she is, she is considered a "victim." People rationalize all this stuff 50 different ways.3
Most Helpful Girl
I think women have it so much easier when it comes to their kids... when it comes to being let off the hook. I don't think it's right either. Not fair...
Moms r supposed to have a motherly instinct. Dada don't really get that. So I think it's worse when I mother does harmful/neglectful things to her child.2