There could be different reasons why a woman becomes a single parent. There’s abandonment, break-up, divorce, domestic violence, rape, death of a partner, a single woman adopting a child or opting for sperm donation and IVF. Sadly, when a woman chooses to become a single parent, they still face that stigma surrounding single moms in our society today. They are often regarded as women who have no luck in love, or that they don’t fit for a good wife, or they are bad partners—and we pity them, we feel sorry for them.
But come to think of it, Heard, like other women who chose to have a child without a partner, are typically well-educated women and are successful in their careers, and these single moms are growing demographically. And their testimonies are true enough—having two parents doesn’t guarantee that a child will grow physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy.
It’s not that these women hate men, but it’s more about maintaining a relationship with someone is difficult for them. It could be that they don’t see themselves as a good wife, but they are confident they can be a good mother. It’s not a question of commitment because they can commit to the right things—like having a child of their own.