Social media can be a helpful buddy who tells you the truth when you don’t want to hear it. Twitter, in particular, has proven that it can defy expectations and turn into your worst nightmare. The platform has the ability to track you down, make memes out of you, and bash you into the earth. On Twitter, user @bklangleyyy from Texas claimed she was specifically raised to take care of her spouse, prompting some to condemn her for being old-fashioned. Her belief has prompted uproar in the wake of her description of what kind of wife she would be.
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Texas’ @bklangleyyy was chastised on Twitter for claiming she was raised to look after her husband.
Making his dinner every night, washing his work clothes, ensuring he’s ready for work the next morning, and always having a clean house for him to return home to are just a few of the things @bklangleyyy claims she’ll do for him. The student described the way of living as “old-fashioned,” but she said she was comfortable with it.
call me old fashioned, but i was raised to take care of my husband
make his plate every night, wash his work clothes for him, make sure he’s up for work the next morning, always have a clean house for him to come home to, etc.
and that’s exactly wife i will be— mama b (@bklangleyyy) June 11, 2019
It turned out that Twitter users didn’t agree with her ideas and were ready to express their displeasure. Many people analysed the tweet, alleging it to be sexism at work and internalised misogyny.
The majority of Twitter users did not respond positively to Brylea’s belief and instead voiced their own opinions.
I’ve been married 30 years. Marriage is a partnership, with give and take and mutual respect for each other, not one person catering to the other. Think about the model you’re setting for your daughters.— LiberalLinda (@LSoudek) June 11, 2019
And we wonder why so many men remain in a perpetual state of adolescence. My 11 year old son is more self-reliant than this dude.— Stephen Twelker (@vverse23) June 12, 2019
I take care of my boyfriend since we live together, but I’m not trying to be his momma. We do all the chores together and we get up together. He’s a grown man. He knows I take care of him, but he knows he needs to take care of himself. If he works, I work. That’s how it is now.— Codi (@codi_ann_25_) June 11, 2019
So you were raised to parent your husband— nothing (@Brivado) June 12, 2019
You laugh/cry, but I had a dude at work that told me and my (female) supervisor that if his wife wasn’t around, he couldn’t be expected to wake up on time to make it to work. We were like, “Um, no. That’s not the way it works.”— Kii says #WearAMask (@CamaroWRX) June 12, 2019
This is most cringe worthy tweet I’ve seen in awhile. Put it right there with “I can’t wait to see my husband destroy our kids on a tube” and the ”I can’t wait to pregame with my husband in the parking lot at our daughters dance recital”— Danni Short (@Danni_Short) June 12, 2019
straight people yall okay?— trnug ! (@trnug) June 12, 2019
Translation: I’ve never had an orgasm— Jessie Stonksmore (@jessiepridemore) June 12, 2019
Sounds like you were raised to be his mom. — Spooky beybey (@AlyLud) June 12, 2019
Sooooo do you get to pursue any hobbies or passions or is your full time job being a mother to a fully grown adult man?— Sanjati is a TWITCH PARTNER! (@stefsanjati) June 13, 2019
@bklangleyyy claims in a separate post that her mother has been doing it for over 20 years and that she witnessed it as a child.
my momma has been doin it for over 20 years now, that’s what i saw growing up and that’s what i believe is right.— mama b (@bklangleyyy) June 11, 2019
Few people reacted angrily, claiming that they don’t see a problem if her husband reciprocates.
Pretty sure @_brylealangley is my soul twin. I’ve never even heard of another female (close to my age) that believes the same way that I do on what “wifey material” REALLY is AND my girl has Tombstone (my all time fav movie) as a header. I love her and have no idea who she is. ❤️— Jessie.✌❤ (@jessie_rue_) June 12, 2019
As long as he’s reciprocating it I don’t see a problem— #StayPrayedUp(@LydLevity) June 12, 2019
As long as he’s reciprocating it I don’t see a problem— #StayPrayedUp
i thought feminism was abt letting women have the power to choose? as far as i can tell this lady aint trying to push her agenda on anyone. its just her own values affecting her own life.— kuma (@kumasuxx) June 13, 2019
Depends who’s working what hours and when— ferret gal (@_claudiajay) June 12, 2019