There's a lot of blogs out there written by moms these days. Readers can't escape the fact that many of these "mommy blogs" use curse words.....a lot.
Of course, I don't feel anything is inherently wrong with swear words, and nothing is wrong with a mom swearing.
My question is: Why are there so many mommy blogs that freely make use of swear words in their articles?
Many blogs written by younger women don't have curse words in every post. So what is it about being a mom these days that has brought about this phenomenon?
Personally, I get turned off when I read a woman's blog and see curse words all over it. I have a feeling many guys feel the same way. Perhaps it's similar to getting turned off when your girlfriend farts in your presence. It may just be written in our DNA that guys are the ones that are supposed to swear (and fart), and it's unattractive for women to swear (and fart), but I digress.
At the end of the day, I understand that mommy blogs aren't written for me, and frankly, these moms aren't looking for a large male audience. I assume their audience consists substantially of other moms. In a similar vain, I can sense that many single young women bloggers welcome a proportion of male readers and write their blogs accordingly.
But the question remains, why all the swearing?
I'm not going to question or judge what may or may not be happening in these moms' lives. All the swearing may simply be a way to let out frustrations, or a way to connect with other moms who are going through the same routine. But it does seem like a disproportionate number of mommy bloggers use colorful language as compared to their younger counterparts or even their fellow male bloggers.
I've been told multiple times that all the swearing is just moms "being real."
It's like how hip hop artists who use the n-word or disrespect women on every other song claim it's just "being real."
Just like hip hop stars, these mommy bloggers have legions of fans.
But if all these moms are using swear words on their blogs, are there any repercussions to the younger generation? The n-word and disrespecting women are ubiquitous in hip hop, and many researchers have written articles about the dangers of this on our youth. Could the popularity of mommy blogs and the colorful language inherent in many of them likewise be dangerous to our youth, particularly our daughters, who may be fans of these blogs?