Saturday, November 9, 2013

Why Does the Phrase Teen Mom Even Exist?

I am someone who at 23 years old still identifies as a teen mom so when I saw a teen mom on Tumblr ask:

Why are teen moms called teen moms? It's not like old moms are called "old moms" so why are we called teen moms, aren't we MOMS too?

I couldn't help but to think she had a good point.
Why are we the only moms that have to have another title proceed our titles as mom? Is it to continue the thoughts that teen moms are "less," "different," or more teens than "actual moms?"
At the end of the day we are moms just like any other moms so we must we have the title teen mom when no other age demographic of mothers is identified as the age at which they had their child.

What do you think?

Was this (teen) mom over reacting? Does she have a good point?

Let me know below in the comments.