A 19-year-old Texan who plans to cook and clean for her future husband, was sent packing by Twitter for her anti-feminist and “old fashioned” views.
Brylea Langley of Tyler started a gender war with a June 10th tweet: “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.”
When her tweet soured, Langley wrote, “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.”
call me old fashioned, but i was raised to take care of my husband— brylea kay (@_brylealangley) June 11, 2019
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
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.— brylea kay (@_brylealangley) June 11, 2019
Responders said Langley would be enslaved to her future spouse and suggested she was brainwashed. A husband tweeted that while Langley’s vision sounded majestic at first, it was too retro for his comfort level.
blink twice for help— nicole (@gwsnicole) June 14, 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?— breadmom 🍞 (@stefsanjati) June 13, 2019
I'll be honest. I would love to have a home cooked meal waiting for me after a long day at work, but the rest of it sounds more like being married to your mom. Making sure he gets up on time? Washing his clothes?— Jordan Reiter (@jordanreiter) June 13, 2019
Brylea the thing you're describing is being a mom— Eliot (@EliotETC) June 12, 2019
She sounds more like a personal assistant— E Javier Velez (@JavierVelez83) June 12, 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
call me old fashioned but I believe grown as men can take care of themselves— soup (@zoinkslin) June 13, 2019
But Langley’s tweet was affirming for many stay-at-home wives, who said traditional gender roles make for a happy marriage.
Yes! It’s a great way to show your man RESPECT. It’s worked for me for 23 years so far.— Kellynn (@Danes_girl_90) June 11, 2019
I'm a stay at home mom and my husband doesn't treat me like we're in the 50's. He knows he's a grown ass man who can depend on himself if I do not cook or clean on some days. He doesn't make demands. Ladies know your worth...— 𝐌𝐫𝐬♡𝐙𝐢𝐞𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐫 (@sadeziegler_) June 11, 2019
Langley’s choices are modern, said some, because her choices suit her values.
Stef!!! No. As feminist we build each other up. Not tear each other down.— Mika (@I_amMika) June 13, 2019
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.— kumasuxx | #PissLaughLove (@shineedles) June 13, 2019
@_brylealangley Thank you for knowing what you want, and not being afraid to express it, especially in this environment of hating differing views. May you find someone to love that fulfills your hopes.— Danz (@SweetAbiG) June 15, 2019
I was taught that in a relationship you help take care of each other and help out each other— Victoria Davis (@Victoria_Ashley) June 11, 2019
Yahoo Lifestyle could not reach Langley for comment. She explained to Inside Edition, “I stated my personal opinion on how I will treat my own marriage! Honestly, I wasn’t exactly expecting to get much reaction on it at all because it was my personal opinion.”
“I understand that everyone has them,” she told the site. “I was amazed at some of the responses I had gotten from people slamming me, but I did also have a few people supporting me also.”
Langley will, in fact, contribute to her marriage and household as a working woman. “I’m going into nursing school, I’ll have a career and i’ll be able to take care of my own just fine,” she tweeted. “I was just saying these are the kind of gestures i will be doing for my husband to show my own appreciation for him. nowhere in any of that did i claim to want to be a housewife.”
i’m going into nursing school, i’ll have a career and i’ll be able to take care of my own just fine. i was just saying these are the kind of gestures i will be doing for my husband to show my own appreciation for him. nowhere in any of that did i claim to want to be a housewife.— brylea kay (@_brylealangley) June 13, 2019
And Langley’s boyfriend is content with her future role. “I’m finally being appreciated the right away by a good-hearted man and things are only looking up from here,” she tweeted.
i’m finally being appreciated the right way by a good hearted man and things are only looking up from here— brylea kay (@_brylealangley) June 18, 2019
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