Doing it for a greater good
The woman behind deadbeat dads page
Tired of hearing about baby mama dramas, a 22-year-old has created a Facebook page to expose deadbeat dads.
The page that was created on Wednesday, had 144 978 likes by yesterday.
“I follow a lot of women pages on Facebook. On a daily basis people complain [that] baby daddies fail to pay maintenance,” said the woman behind the project.
The woman said she did not want to be named for fear of reprisals.
“We would go to the father’s time line to pressurise him. However, I noticed that we get blocked or the person simply deactivates his Facebook account. So I created a page which will give women a platform to vent about their baby daddies who do not pay maintenance for their children without worrying about being blocked.”
She said she had more than 50 inboxes in an hour from frustrated women.
“I don’t have a child of my own, but I understand the struggle these women are faced with.
“The page is not created to ridicule fathers or embarrass children, but we want them to do what is right.
“The page also does not encourage personal agendas that have nothing to do with the child, and if any mother uses this page for any other reason besides that, she will be held liable for her actions.”
She said she had received a positive response and has put a disclaimer on her page that the views are those of the mothers who post via inbox.
She also warned that posts from baby mamas are no longer anonymous.