However, while the more overt homophobia has certainly died down somewhat, I’ve noticed an odd trend that won’t die.
I’m not sure if it’s deliberate homophobia, or quite what’s going on, but a few times a month since we got married I’ve had customer service people, folks in stores, and even people working in PR, passively correct me when I say “wife”.
This was such a funny column as it seemed to have two woke issues colliding into each other.
The writer feels aggrieved that her same sex partner is referred to as ‘partner’ and not wife – this is homophobia she concludes – the funny bit is that feminists have decried the term wife as sexist because the word implies submission and have demanded the word partner.
What the writer feels is discrimination might actually be an attempt to be polite by using the term partner.
The moral of the story is that in today’s confused micro-aggression policing world you are never right and always committing some hate crime no matter what you do.
Welcome to the madness that is perpetual Millennial aggrieved culture.