Skip to comments.Dear strangers: Donít call me mom
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 anyones mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring.
To be fair, Ive been called variations of mother well before I had children. Ive had hey mami shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me whats 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.
The real issue, though, is the modern-day position of being mom.
When strangers start referring to you as mom, its clear that motherhood has become an all-encompassing identity as never before.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Where can I go to get that 15 seconds back?
“Hey, (rhymes with witch).
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.
Jus’ call be bro, cuz.
For the record.. you can call me Mom anytime you want. :)
Your mother doesn't work here. Solve your own problems.
Her and Moochelle are soul mates, Moochie does not like to be called baby mama.
Karol Markowicz (aka "Not Mom")
They are paying her a ‘compliment’.
The price is too much..............
Hispanics of one group or another? All Hispanics in my experience call all girls Mami and all boys Papi.
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."
“..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.
I read this piece, I get that it could be annoying under certain circumstances, but really do modern feminists do ANYTHING but whine?
Latinos often refer to other men as “papi,” in a friendly way. It’s no big deal.
Here’s an idea: There are kids picking trash off landfills to survive. Get over yourself.
“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”.
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