Is “mommy blogger” a bad word?

by Jason Finkelstein- June 1, 2012 • 4:22 pm

That’s an infographic that recently appeared on the social news site Mashable about moms who blog.

While the statistics may seem innocuous at first, this grahic caused quit a stir in the blogosphere. Women bloggers around the internet rightly pointed out that these sorts of studies always characterize women bloggers as “mommy bloggers” even if they don’t primarily write about their children.

This quote from Nancy Rabinowitz-Friedman, who writes a blog called From Hip to Housewife does a good job of summing it up:

“The fact is, brands pitch women bloggers – regardless what they write about – as Moms…. We are writers, we are bloggers, we are business owners, website owners, entrepreneurs. In some cases, we blog for fun.  In some cases, we blog for a cause.  And in some cases, we blog to help support our families, generating real income.  In all cases, we will not be labeled.

So here’s a bit of advice, brands, (and Mashable) unless I birthed you or raised you, don’t call me Mommy.”

So what do you think? Does the term “mommy blogger” get under your skin?

Image via Mashable.

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