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Parent Trap.

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Parent Trap Then title of this article suggests a few things to me. That being a young single mother is like falling into a hole, everything about the situation forms a vicious circle holding the girl down and preventing her from reaching a stable point from which to live her life. It is semantically quite a negative phrase that suggests perhaps something that will leave a gap in a person's experience that can never be filled. Finally I am minded of an extreme long-term commitment that is often combined with a lack of opportunities. The government, as portrayed in this article, forms a social group consisting of upper/upper middle class men and women mainly in the conservative party. ...read more.


In terms of opportunity these norms would greatly reduce the single mothers prospects, opportunities and career chances in life. As the government is generally obeyed their values would be expressed through the norms of good law abiding peoples, so cutting down the mothers' social opportunities. The welfare agencies and care groups think that young mothers should be treated with respect, have access to education and training, be provided with appropriate services such as cr�ches, are entitled to an income that will sustain them, and have equal rights to those of the rest of humanity. Their values affect the norms of societies more accepting, "left wing" people. ...read more.


Campaigns such as the YWCA have always had a certain amount of success simply through advertising the fact that there is a problem, and with a more active approach to the political angle there is even more opportunity for success. The website itself has a charter which can be signed easily, however from the whole of the world the online charter only has 50 visible names. I believe that this campaign can and will build on the successes of earlier groups, but will not be the last such campaign as the work is never over. I wish them luck. Mark Haigh- 12/13B "Parent Trap" - Sociology ...read more.

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