you considered that on average
when women and men divorce --
women's lifestyles drop by 30%,
while men's increase? That's
swindling of sorts. Also, there
are many women who are destitute
not directly because of men,
but because of a system that
prioritizes men over women.
For instance--again on average--men
earn 30% more than women in
social security. This isn't
enough for either of them to
live off of, but so much so
that it bankrupts many a woman
who doesn't have other support.
Also, the fact that women are
90% of those living on welfare--seems
like some sort of conning.
I'm not sure exactly what answer
your question intended, but
hopefully this is something.
Good luck - Amy
P.S.: After sending that response,
I read a review of Susan Griffin's
new book What Her Body Thought:
A Journey into the Shadows
The book is specifically about
her fight with Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, but more widely about
how women are one health crisis
away from destitution. It seemed
apropos to your query. I hope