Fearless She Wrote
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Fearless She Wrote

Is “Homewrecker” A Sexist Word?

At the very least it’s problematic

If I were to play a word association game and the word “homewrecker” came up, I would automatically say a woman who is having an affair with a married man. I maybe would think of someone like Scarlet Johansson’s role in He’s Just Not That Into You.

I would think about a woman who knowingly pursues a married man (who may also…



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Faith Ann

Escapades of a 20-something-year old! Writing about relationships, culture, and whatever else pops into my messy mind! https://faithann.substack.com/