Women are built to try to extract resources from others. One approach is to create a situation where a man or an institution (e.g. Government, charity) need to come to the rescue. One way to do this in the modern world is to gain sympathy by looking like you are trying; usually by not trying particularly hard and furthermore by finding a way to embellish your predicament. In effect, these women are holding themselves hostage. That is, they are creating harm and discomfort for themselves (and often children) until such time as they are saved.
In the modern era of Strong Independent Women (SIW), this approach should not be allowed. Feminists should be appalled, as it undermines their view. Though Feminists don’t seem to be appalled. I wonder what is going on. After all, the Feminist view is the prevailing view, so why are not all women forced to be SIWs?
Of course, if a man tried to hold himself hostage, he would be laughed out of town. That apparently has not changed during the past fifty years. This is probably just as well. Men need to retain their skills with respect to independence.
It seems that once women get into this habit, they find it difficult to break. Dependency on others often is. Perhaps women should decide if they are SIWs or not, announce it to the world and then act accordingly.