On the U Street Listserv this morning, Washington Post Staff Writer Theola Labbé-DeBose solicits “ex wives and new wives who get along”:
Hi, for a potential Mother’s Day feature I’m looking for local Ex-wives and New wives who get along! The women should be able to talk freely about what it took to get their relationship on a positive note. If you or someone you know fits this bill, and they live in DC-MD-VA please reply to me at email@example.com.
Since the situation warrants an exclamation point, I’m betting this holiday-themed piece will have a good layer of bitchy female rivalry beneath its grinning facade. But wouldn’t a real Mother’s Day present from WaPo be a piece on chummy ex- and new husbands? Certainly there are just as many men in this situation as there are women. My suspicion is that WaPo wouldn’t find the stories of male rivalry sufficiently catty to warrant a piece. Or maybe WaPo‘s just waiting until next month to roll that story out for Father’s Day?
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