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People are roasting this ‘traditional’ take on marriage with a hilarious meme

'Call me old fashioned, but I was raised to take care of my husband.'

 

Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Published Jun 15, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 10:32 am CDT

A woman tweeted her “traditional” take on a domestic partnership. In turn, people are now hilariously tweeting their own version of kind of wife they will “exactly be.”

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“Call me old fashioned, but I was raised to take care of my husband,” Brylea Kay wrote on Twitter. “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 [sic] I will be.”

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Sounds exhausting, girl.

Twitter users were quick to point out that this “old-fashioned” view of marriage actually sounds a lot more like raising a child or working as a housekeeper than engaging in a romantic partnership.

Many were quick to make a joke out of the whole thing.

“Call me old fashioned, but I was raised to take care of my husband, change his diaper every night, wash his butt for him, make sure he’s up for daycare the next morning, always have a clean crib for him to come home to, etc. And that’s exactly the wife I will be,” Caylee Costanza wrote on Twitter.

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Meanwhile, some folks took aim at the “old-fashioned” portion of the sentiment. Because hey, if we’re going to talk about returning to the old ways, we might as well carry it through, right?

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Others knew exactly what kind of wife they would be if faced with an idea of marriage that had them waiting on their husband hand and foot.

One user made an iconic Chicago reference.

“Call me old fashioned, but I was raised to take care of my husband make his plate every night, wash his blood off my hands when I kill him, make sure he’s buried in our backyard, always have a clean house so the police don’t find out, etc. And that’s exactly wife I will be,” another quipped.

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Even some men jumped into the conversation to share their disinterest in Kay’s version of marriage.

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It’s perfectly fine if some women decide to stay home and take care of the house. That’s the beauty of choice. However, if that’s what you want to do with your life, it’s probably not the best idea to go on Twitter spouting it in a way that comes across as condescending and a righteous return to “traditional values.”

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*First Published: Jun 15, 2019, 5:17 pm CDT