Since When Did It Become Okay for Moms to Fist Fight?

July 18, 2011 by Mom Jeanine
shefinds | Kids

While I like to think my fashion sense is pretty up to par, I will admit that my taste in television is questionable at best. I don’t–and have never–get into those reality dating shows like The Bachelor or Flavor of Love, but I am a total sucker for the Bravo and VH1 shows about famous (and infamous) wives. Basketball Wives, Mob Wives, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Atlanta, the list goes on–I love them all.

I’m sure I’m not the only one because these shows continue to get renewed, which means the ratings must be great. So here’s what I’ve been wondering: have you ever noticed how much these women fight? The screaming matches are one thing, but I’m talking about the knock down, drag out fist fights. Is this really reality? Do real women actually fight like this? In case you missed the historic Mob Wives fight during the season finale, watch (at your own risk) below.

Crazy, right? As if it’s not bad enough that these grown women come to blows at all, these women all have children. Yup, they’re moms. So you have to ask yourself, what kind of example are they setting for their children by fighting–pretty viciously, I might add–on national TV?

My daughter just turned three and I teach her it’s never okay to hit someone. As a person who’s never been involved in a fist fight, I strongly believe unless your life depends on it, there’s no real reason to put your hands on another person. But I’m wondering what these reality stars teach their children because clearly they don’t subscribe to my school of thought.

What about you? Do you think these women take it too far with the fights on the reality shows? What example do you think they’re setting for their kids? Weigh in in the comments below.

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