This whole “a woman can’t raise a man” narrative is played out, and based on an incorrect and outdated concept of classifying gender as binary. It isn’t that women CAN’T raise their sons to be men; it’s that society makes it incredibly difficult for anyone to raise a child on their own. Society promotes harmful concepts of sex and sexuality, of gender and gender roles, and of beauty, class, race, etc… Children (and adults) are bombarded with psychologically and emotionally harmful imagery and messages. Not to mention that with the super high (and ever increasing) cost of living combined with low wages, it is exceedingly—and increasingly more—difficult to financially support a child. It isn’t that women can’t raise their sons to be men—because we do—it’s that the odds are stacked against ANY single parent. Even two parent households are having extreme difficulty supporting their families. Raising children right has nothing to do with the gender of the parent(s) or the child.
Furthermore, this erroneous idea of “women being unable to raise men” is also caused by this society being patriarchal. A patriarchal society places more emphasis and importance on the father than necessary. Now, this is not to take away from the position men have in their children’s lives, because they are important. However, your importance is not where, what, nor why you think it is.
Moving on, as society progresses, so too must our ideas, values, etc. Our concept of family must change, because the old model (man, woman, and child/children) is not the only model that exists. Many family types exist, and all are deserving of acknowledgement and respect. NO family model is the best or most valid.