I’m running behind today, but was still going to try to get a blog up. Then I saw this in my inbox. These are some statistics that I have never seen before. Although I personally have never specifically run into the problem of people focusing only on boys, these are definitely some thoughts worth considering!
From the moment Oprah Winfrey & Iyanla began to have the conversation about Fatherlessness, some people felt they were out of order for having the conversation simply due to the fact they were women!
The Fatherless Generation Foundation Inc. is MORE than a conversation! And some days being a woman running a fatherless initiative can be very challenging. I believe that is partially due to the fact people are unaware of the effects fatherlessness is having on girls/women. And although The Fatherless Generation Foundation works with both boys & girls, the word “Fatherless” always seem to be synonymous with boys, when in actuality girls are equally effected by the absence of their father. And as a woman who grew up fatherless, I know this fact first hand.
Fatherless Girls are:
53% more likely to marry as teenagers
711% more likely to have children as teenagers
900% more likely to have…
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