Last night, while grading midterms, I had the television on for background noise and heard a promo for this week's 20/20. Here it is:
My reaction? Not favorable. I believe my exact words were "Are you fu**ing kidding me 20/20"? "The Woman Who Didn't Stand By Her Man"...that's your byline for this story? How horribly and sexist is that?! (in case you were wondering, VERY!) No offense to Tammy Wynette, of course, but that song came out in 1968. Give it a rest!
Are we still in a place where a woman who decides to leave her cheating husband is abnormal or breaking societal norms? Shouldn't the byline be "The Woman Who Took a Stand Against her Cheating Man?"