Ladies, men do not classify all single mothers as babies’ mommas, explains blogger Ansem Samuel of Naked with Socks On, and all single parents should reject the degrading term, he says:
“A baby mama, however, is a whole other ball game. Just look at the term itself. It’s detached and impersonal. She’s not called my wife, my girlfriend, or even my lover, but my baby’s mama. That doesn’t denote a loving connection but a relationship of circumstance. Generally, this is just a woman that happened to get pregnant and if not for the child y’all probably wouldn’t have any further contact after the relationship went south. Even if y’all are together, the fact a man would refer to you as his baby mama as opposed to his wife/girl shows that there isn’t much hope for the relationship evolving beyond two people that happen to share a child.”
The man-sharing antics that may be on display in the Oxygen reality show (or special) Shawty Lo, “All My Babies’ Mamas,” turns the spotlight on this new family dynamic.
The show features the Atlanta rapper plus ten women who bore children for him, and his young girlfriend. As it stands now, the show’s pitch reel was released and it is still under development according to Oxygen.
Critics of the show concept have openly debated, what were Shawty Lo’s ladies thinking when they hooked up with him? Why would any woman stick around knowing about the others? Here, then, are the 10 Biggest Lies that Shawty Lo’s babies’ mommas may tell themselves to keep the family brood intact.
Black marriages don’t last, so why should we bother?