The Associated Press Style Guide announced the proper language to refer to a “woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by a man who is married to someone else” is not “mistress.”
“We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term ‘mistress’ for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else,” AP tweeted. “Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.”
We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term “mistress” for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.
Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.
— APStylebook (@APStylebook) May 8, 2020
How can any term be “sexist and demeaning” to a woman who is purposely destroying another person’s family?
How about we just call them what they are, home wreckers!
— GalRN (@rn_gal) May 9, 2020
So now we just say whore?
— Dkd (@DeannaKlaub) May 9, 2020
So hoochie momma is no longer PC???
— EmeraldFire, The Snake Queen #Trump2020 (@EmeraldFire1967) May 9, 2020
“In George Orwell’s two chilling novels Animal Farm & 1984, the totalitarian state erodes the law by changing constantly the names of things as if language can remake reality”
From ‘illegal alien’ to ‘undocumented immigrant.’ Orwell would have been proud https://t.co/W9sZV9jt6z
— Trigger”ChinaWuhanVirus”Warning ︻芫═─ (@AshLikeSnow17) May 9, 2020
I prefer “concubine,” but it has a narrower set of qualifications. I guess “side piece” should suffice.
— Jay (@OneFineJay) May 8, 2020
So the AP has now lost any credibility as an entity with any gravitas, as they embrace the MISTRESS of political correctness…groovy 🙄
— CarolinaConservative (@1776CC) May 9, 2020
Homewrecker works and is gender neutral.
— Well Redneck (@WellRedneck) May 8, 2020
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Seems less accurate. Does someone at AP have a mistress who got huffy over the term?
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) May 9, 2020
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