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Surname 1 Name Professor’s Name Course Date Confrontation against Stigmatization: The Development of Moral Identity of Children in Single Parent Families Introduction Numerous studies focus on positive personality among individuals with discredited personality. Irvine et al. studied the interactions that exist between the domicile public and their pet owners who are homeless. Homeless people usually guard themselves against stigma through redefining their actions by enabled resistance. Homeless people argue that because they are always with their animals in the outdoors, they get constant companionship and also give their pets plenty of exercises. Moreover, the fact that they ensure that their animals eat first ensures that the pets are taken care of and that they better sacrifice. In the same way, single parent families face many challenges in raising and nurturing their children. Many people argue that single parents cannot effectively take care of their children and help them find their identity. Single mothers are usually labeled “husband stealers” while single fathers are considered failures. However, single parents focus more on their children than conventional marriages. The US Census Bureau found that 29.9 percent of homes headed by women without a husband were at or below the poverty level in 2009 ( Garner ). Cursing When the disadvantaged people get confronted, they may resort to cursing. At times, the response of such people is still a curse, but on other occasions, they may respond with less aggressive language. One may dismiss the cursing by disadvantaged people as meaningless. However, choosing to disregards would demean language. When the homeless people curse other people, they tend to use words that wish these individuals harm. Using insults makes the
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Surname 2 homeless feel powerful, although power is something he or she does not have. Nevertheless, the objective of such curses is to reduce the social status of the homeless person’s opponent. In the same way, single parents may curse when people express doubts regarding their ability to care for the children to reduce the social status of their opponents ( Irvine ). Two rules ensure that people maintain their dignity in many circumstances. Self-respect requires the individuals to hold onto the face they have received based on several social attributes assigned to the individual by other individuals in similar circumstances and by those in the wider society. On the other hand, the rule of consideration necessitates that all people should respect the dignity of other people in all social interactions even if they are children from single- parent homes who many people think cannot get their identity. Cursing goes against both the rules of consideration and self-respect because it demeans those with a higher status in society.
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  • Spring '15
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  • Poverty, Homelessness in the United States, homeless people

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