There’s a pattern.
Some will read this as broad generalization, but the patterns exist because of the patriarchy, because of domestic and financial abuse, and because of how family courts cater to the men who lie about their income and ability to provide for their children.
It’s the women who stress about making ends meet.
It’s the women who sacrifice.It’s the women who don’t get child support.
It’s the women who make less in wages.
It’s the women who have to prove themselves over and beyond, and even that doesn’t guarantee next-level attainment.
It’s the women who work their asses offer for fewer rewards.
No, not all women, just like “not all men.”
But the patterns are real, and women — survivors — are living with these patterns every day.