‘GROW UP’! According to WaPo ‘analysis,’ THIS word is ‘sexist and infantilizing’

Where would we be without the Word Police to keep us decent and woke?

Analysis: The term “wifey” is sexist and infantilizing. When can we finally get rid of it? https://t.co/6k0nBOVVse

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 2, 2018

Mandy Stadtmiller begins:

I learned about the Freudian model of the “Madonna-whore dichotomy” around the same time I first heard the term “wifey.” I was in college, and some chiseled frat bro used it to describe his ideal future bride. Suddenly I understood how quickly men place every woman into one of two categories: the virginal “Madonna” (“wifey”), or the filthy “whore” who’s not suitable for marriage.

I knew right then, I was not a wifey. Which left, well, just one other option.

That was 20 years ago. Since then, the definition of what it means to be a wife has changed. Same-sex marriage is legal across the country, giving us more examples of what being a spouse looks like. At the same time, marriage rates have dropped, so more women can see futures for themselves where being a wife isn’t their only option. Yet, the slut-or-wife stereotype remains.

As marriage has become both more accessible and less compulsory, why does this insult still hang around? And why does it infuriate so acutely?

Yeah, Mandy … it only infuriates people who spend their days looking for things to be infuriated about. The rest of us honestly couldn’t care less.

“Breaking news and analysis”

— Chloé S. Valdary 📚 (@cvaldary) May 2, 2018

Slow day at the office I see

— Brendan Shea (@bsheaviolin) May 2, 2018

The fact that this article was written shows that ALL the other problems the world is facing have been solved…

— John Normand (@JormandBigCat) May 2, 2018

Now this is real hard-hitting journalism. Keep up the good work. This is the type of quality content that I have come to expect from you. I will tell my hubby to no longer call me wifey.

— Ben’s Wife who is a doctor (@ShapiroWaifu) May 2, 2018

1. I don’t care.
2. But since you are focusing on something so stupid, I feel that we should get rid of “bae” and “boo” first.

Thanks, pumpkin. https://t.co/vuMTBUbd9W

— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) May 2, 2018

No it isn’t. Grow up. pic.twitter.com/Rv9nejwGPC

— Kelly Merritt (@kellylinn8) May 2, 2018

Yeah, no. I think you trying to tell me which words not to use is infantalizing.

— Chica’sBailBonds (@irinamoises) May 2, 2018

No kidding.

This is the type of content you want me to pay for?

— Chris Cote (@boston2chicago) May 2, 2018

Modern journalism: scouring the interwebs looking for shiny new triggers…

— Andrew Frank (@AndrewFrank81) May 2, 2018

And now I’m unfollowing you. This is journalism? What a joke.

— Staci Wallace (@staci_wallace) May 2, 2018

You know, not to sound like a broken record, but:

Hashtag this is why Trump won. https://t.co/zePXkJRoMX

— David Edward (@_David_Edward) May 2, 2018

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