“I don’t need a man to be a mother, ” says Jennifer Aniston. I’m not sure where she is going with this statement. I mean, sure, anyone can adopt a child or be artificially inseminated to be a mother. You don’t need to be in a relationship with a man for these things to happen. Technically you do need a man to become a mother – just saying–a women can’t get pregnant without a man’s involvement- an adopted child can’t be born without a man’s involvement.
The real issue here is not the mother. Everything is about self-fulfillment- what makes you happy…what you need…what you don’t need.
Any thought about that child? Every child needs a father, period. Not every father is perfect, some may even be destructive to a child’s growth. But the fact remains that every child NEEDS and WANTS a father. To deny this fact is total self-indulgence on a mother’s part.
When you have a child, the program is no longer about just you and your needs and wants. That child and his or her future depends on a loving relationship with BOTH a mother and a father. A child raised with the belief that a father is not needed will undoubtably grow up to believe the same thing. Then what will become of our society? All single parents?