Tag Archives: marriage

Should “Husband” Be Banned?

While I was getting us all another round of java, I tried to scope out the two couples for clues. No hairy hands. Just how big was Pat’s Adam’s apple? I turned to take the cardboard tray from the barista … Continue reading

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Neither Wife Nor Maid; Nobody’s Servant

“What’s wrong with the word wife?” I asked the two pairs of newlyweds. “I wouldn’t want to be called a wife,” said Pat, eyes rolling. “As if!” said Chris. “Because…?” “It sounds so subservient,” Lee said. “Man and wife, housewife: … Continue reading

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Marriage equality and etymology

Another hot one. The manhole covers seared grill marks into the platforms of my stilettos as I dashed across Hollywood Boulevard and into cool confines of the commercial establishment I call my office. The barista must have seen me coming; … Continue reading

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