There's no doubt that becoming or being a single mom in your 20s can be intimidating, terrifying, and make you feel like less of the "normal" family/parenting unit, but, that being said, it's one of the most rewarding, remarkable journeys a person can embark on. Raising one munchkin solo can have it's perks, and here are a handful of them...
"They don't want your husbands..."
It isn't structure or size that makes a family, it's love.
The next perpetually single person in their 40s who whines at me that they thought they'd be married by now, then in the next breath qualifies it with "but I don't want someone with baggage" would be well advised to step back quietly, making no sudden movements so as not to antagonise me.
Most of the single mothers I know find the idea of another relationship pants-wettingly terrifying. We're single for a reason, and in stark contrast to the oft-repeated opinion that it's because we're "too fussy" in most cases, it's because we weren't fussy enough the last time.
The daughter in the story is challenging her father's opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The father basically responds by suggesting these taxes are the equivalent of his daughter handing over one point of her 4.0 GPA to her irresponsible, lazy friend who only has a 2.0 GPA.
"We do everything but leap tall buildings in a single bound. We are superheroes without capes."