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Dear strangers: Donít call me mom
New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Karol Markowicz

Posted on 05/18/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT by presidio9

It started shortly after I had my first child.

I was leaving the building on the Upper West Side where we lived at the time and the doorman said “have a nice day, mom.”

This man was approximately my age, so I was definitively not his mom. I was very new to being anyone’s mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring.

To be fair, I’ve been called variations of “mother” well before I had children. I’ve had “hey mami” shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me “what’s up, ma?” as a type of mating call.

But being referred to as “mom” in the most non-sexualized way imaginable — well, that was new.

-SNIP-

The real issue, though, is the modern-day position of being “mom.”

When strangers start referring to you as “mom,” it’s clear that motherhood has become an all-encompassing identity as never before.

-SNIP-

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: crank; cranky; crankybroad; feminism; motherhood; nypost; snot; snotty; snottybroad; therealwaronwomen
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1 posted on 05/18/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Wut?


2 posted on 05/18/2015 1:13:08 PM PDT by glock rocks (My New Year resolution? 1920x1080 as always.)
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To: presidio9

Where can I go to get that 15 seconds back?


3 posted on 05/18/2015 1:13:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP for A Slower Handbasket)
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To: presidio9
first world problems... feh
4 posted on 05/18/2015 1:14:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: presidio9

How about...

“Hey, (rhymes with witch).


5 posted on 05/18/2015 1:16:46 PM PDT by moovova
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To: presidio9

The fact that she even thinks this is worth writing about and that it was published says a lot about today’s media.

Get a life,lady.

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6 posted on 05/18/2015 1:17:15 PM PDT by Mears (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."Voltaire))
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To: moovova

Jus’ call be bro, cuz.


7 posted on 05/18/2015 1:17:26 PM PDT by patro (Phrogs Phorever)
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To: presidio9

For the record.. you can call me Mom anytime you want. :)


8 posted on 05/18/2015 1:18:39 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Steely Tom
Where can I go to get that 15 seconds back?

Your mother doesn't work here. Solve your own problems.

9 posted on 05/18/2015 1:19:08 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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Her and Moochelle are soul mates, Moochie does not like to be called baby mama.


10 posted on 05/18/2015 1:20:58 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Chode

Karol Markowicz (aka "Not Mom")

11 posted on 05/18/2015 1:21:16 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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They are paying her a ‘compliment’.

The price is too much..............


12 posted on 05/18/2015 1:21:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: presidio9

Hispanics of one group or another? All Hispanics in my experience call all girls Mami and all boys Papi.


13 posted on 05/18/2015 1:22:10 PM PDT by amihow
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When strangers start referring to you as “mom,” it’s clear that motherhood has become an all-encompassing identity as never before.

Okay, how about I call you a lying, meme-generating psycholinguistic war-room agent for Hillary instead, hmmm, Karol?

Because no stranger ever called you "mom."

14 posted on 05/18/2015 1:23:50 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: presidio9
maybe it prefers Princess
15 posted on 05/18/2015 1:23:52 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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“..Hispanics...call all girls Mami and all boys Papi.”

Yes, I don’t know if all Spanish people do that, but the ones I’ve known in the NYC area certainly do.

It always seems so silly and cute to me when you call a little baby Mami or Papi, it’s like role reversal.


16 posted on 05/18/2015 1:26:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: presidio9

I read this piece, I get that it could be annoying under certain circumstances, but really do modern feminists do ANYTHING but whine?


17 posted on 05/18/2015 1:26:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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Latinos often refer to other men as “papi,” in a friendly way. It’s no big deal.


18 posted on 05/18/2015 1:26:59 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: presidio9

Here’s an idea: There are kids picking trash off landfills to survive. Get over yourself.


19 posted on 05/18/2015 1:27:16 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you are not part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Talisker

“Okay, how about I call you a lying, meme-generating psycholinguistic war-room agent for Hillary instead, hmmm, Karol?”

I’m thinking more along the lines of, “Yo, bitch”.


20 posted on 05/18/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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