Essay on Women and Divorce

1009 Words Feb 15th, 2008 5 Pages
The suffering of women has gone on for centuries; this has slowly diminished but still exists in today's society. Although women have their own rights and freedom they can still come across problems like the repercussions of divorce. In this sticky topic of divorce we sometimes don't think about the whole process and how exactly all parties involved are affected and what kind of double standards are in place. Divorce affects all of the people involved but none more harshly than women and children due to poverty. This will be underlined by analyzing the situation to those affected by divorce, models of the family and thoughts and proposals/solutions on family law. In divorce there is believed to be a huge double standard in the fact that …show more content…
In this model the state will replace the father's financial contributions if he can't make his financial contribution to the family. This model is what the general template for most families of the middle class society of today. This brings us to the second family model; the individual responsibility model of the family. This model is more common nowadays and it comes down to gender equality both parents are equally responsible for the care of themselves, each other and other family members as well as economic support. This model seems ideal for a healthy living environment and in my opinion is the best of the three models but the only downside is that this makes societal contribution a bare minimum to a family of this model. The final model being examined is the social responsibility model of the family which seems like the least exercised model of the three. This model states that every adult is responsible for their own economic well-being, in the case that they cannot do so the state will provide. If an adult is in need of care because of illness or handicap the state will pay for the cost of the care, and the cost of raising children is shared by the parents and the state. In these three models you can see how a mother and child can get driven into poverty, for example in the first model the father brings home the money while

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