Mothers Without Men

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Mothers Without Men

1. Translation into English

Selvbillede = Self-image
Skam = Shame
Hemmelighedskræmmeri = Secret/Secrecy?
Stolthed = Pride
Århundrede = Century
På egen hånd = On your own
Radikal forandring = Radical change
Kvindebedårer = Womanizer

Translation into Danish

Mr. You’ll have to do = Hr. du bliver nødt at gøre
A lover reluctant to commit = En elsker er tilbageholdende med at begå
The relationship has been reduced to a biological transaction = Forholdet er blevet reduceret til en biologisk transaktion

2. Comprehension questions

How was the situation of unmarried women in the past?

The situation was that the unmarried woman found herself consigned and resigned to childlessness, back then it was seen as a brave decision for an unmarried woman to have a child.

In what sense is a new type of family appearing in the 21st century?

The new type of family started to appearing after there have been a transformation from the self-image of single mothers; from the shame and secrecy of ‘being caught out’ to the quiet pride of an strong independent woman, and after the start of the 21st century when divorce has become commonplace.

How has this new type of family become possible?

Donor insemination (DI) is one of the reason that have made this new type of family becoming possible, because now are single women able to have a baby and start her family without haven’t finding Mr. Right yet. Why didn’t Caroline Webb create a family the traditional way?

Because she was so unlucky not finding the right person to start a family with, and the persons she had relationships with was either womanizer or took of when she mentioned having a baby, so as the years came by she got fed up and decided to have a Donor Insemination (DI).

How does Caroline Webb feel about having a child on her own? Might it be harmful to the child in any way? Does she have any regrets?
Caroline states that it is much harder for children whose father suddenly disappear from their

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