A Productive Look is a blog by Jas Johl, a women's policy expert with a degree in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and a passion to share ideas about women's policy advances.

Have you ever been "wifed"?

Have you ever been "wifed"?

"If you’ve ever dated someone more accomplished, more ambitious, or even just older than you, then you’ve likely experienced something that a friend of mine once called “getting wifed.” Getting wifed is what happens when you’re out at a party or a reading, and someone comes up to speak to your more accomplished or more ambitious partner. You’re introduced: “This is my girlfriend, Moira.” “Hi,” the person says, and their eyes flash to you so quickly that it feels less like a greeting than a punctuation mark. They then turn back to your partner, and you won’t be addressed for the rest of their conversation. I’ve mentioned the phenomenon of getting wifed to a number of people—gay, straight, men, women. No man has ever told me that he’s experienced it. Many don’t even seem to know what I’m talking about."

Read the full New Republic piece, here and check out Jill Soloway's new tv series, "I love Dick," here

 

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