Thursday, March 20, 2008

Something I've Decided.

Let's stop using the phrase "OUT OF WEDLOCK".

First of all, ain't nobody's bidness if the child's parents are married or not. The child is here sharing space with us. The lack of a wedding doesn't make the kid "OUT" or "IN" of anything; it just makes the child HERE.

Secondly, the use of the archaic word "WEDLOCK" in our modern age is just silly. The word "wedlock" insinuates marriage is some kind of granite-like, terribly superior contract; that if the contract is broken, a malignant chaos will creep in and infect the clan for generations to come.

Finally, using a phrase that easily draws a picture for those not in the know about the kid's background is cruel. The kids will be thrown to the lions soon enough, people. Give them a few brief years of blameless enjoyment before they realize life is tough and people say mean, mean things.

Just had to get that off my chest. That is all.

4 comments:

the R said...

What? Who was the wedlock talker?

T-Bone said...

Oh, it was a link I found through an article I read last night at Jezebel. I got really wound up when a woman used that phrase in an interview.

Kinda off the wall topic-wise, eh?

Gina said...

Amen.
It's hard to fathom anyone actually using that phrase anymore.

The Scarlet Pervygirl said...

Hear, hear.