AP: Stop Calling Kamala Harris a “Mistress”—She Was a “Companion” a “Friend”

Looks like Associated Press has signed on to the Kamala Harris for President 2024 campaign.  In preparation they want to create revisionist history.  As you remember, Harris got her start in politics, the old fashioned way—she slept with a politically powerful married man, Willie Brown.  She, at the time, was proud to be his Mistress.  Now, AP wants to soften her background.  No, though she slept with Brown, she was only his “friend” or “companion”…just like his dog.  Journalism has been destroyed in this country and AP has shown it to be a political operation not a news operation.

“This morning I woke up to a hilarious statement by AP Stylebook. The latest target of woke progressive lunacy is apparently the term “mistress.”

According to AP Stylebook,

“Don’t use the term mistress for a woman who is in a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion, friend or lover on first reference and provide additional details later.”

A prostitute is one who gets a monetary benefit from using their sex.  Kamala Harris slept with Brown and he got her the job of City Attorney, District Attorney and Attorney General—all well paying jobs.  As President Reagan once said, “Politics is the second oldest profession and sometimes it resembles the first.”.  He must have known kamala Harris, “friend” to Willie Brown.

Woke Progressives Discourage Term “Mistress,” Instead Encourage “Companion” or “Friend”

By Natalie Argyle, Chicks on the Right,  4/14/21 

This morning I woke up to a hilarious statement by AP Stylebook. The latest target of woke progressive lunacy is apparently the term “mistress.”

According to AP Stylebook,

“Don’t use the term mistress for a woman who is in a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion, friend or lover on first reference and provide additional details later.”

Twitter users had some interesting takes on the statement.

Now, I’m an Oxford comma gal, so I have a bone to pick with their use of commas in this statement, but that’s beside the point. Additionally, I can’t help but wonder which powerful “mistress” was sufficiently offended by the term that they persuaded the AP to make a statement (which they say was originally issued in previous years), but that’s also not the point. Or maybe it was a powerful man who was caught with a “friend” and they wanted to get ahead of the narrative, but that’s not the point either.

The point is, we apparently need to manipulate language so as to avoid potentially offending mistresses by calling them mistresses.

Here’s the woke progressive argument.

“Mistress” is biased language that carries negative connotations typically directed at a woman involved in a non-traditional relationship. It carries with it a host of feelings and stereotypes that are then prescribed primarily to the woman in the relationship. Conversely, the adulterous man in the relationship is often referred to with less biased language that carries fewer negative connotations, like “companion,” “friend,” or “lover,” which inadvertently absolves him of responsibility and negative social implications.

Therefore, woke progressives want to abolish the term “mistress” altogether, in order to avoid negatively biased labels for such women.

Y’all, I don’t discriminate against extramarital affair participants, so I’m willing to call the man a scuzball adulterous cheater just like I’d call the woman a scuzball home-wrecking mistress. If it’s a man in a long-term sexual relationship with, or being financially supported by a married woman, I’d call the woman a scuzball adulterous cheater and the man a scuzball home-wrecking mistress. Works either way for me.

But manipulating language to abolish particular terms or change the definition of certain words or phrases that might offend the guilty party is a woke progressive effort to normalize and condone that kind of behavior. It makes it appear that society is OK with that particular behavior and that any negative connotation is undeserved.—

It’s part of the woke progressive effort to fundamentally shift society’s morals and values.

According to woke progressives, “mistress” is “archaic and sexist,” and extramarital affair participants don’t deserve negatively biased terms because they’re really just non-traditional relationships or relationships between consenting adults, and that’s all part of their “be yourself and do whatever makes you happy” ideology. And to woke progressives, none of that is negative in any way.

In fact, if a particular individual morally disagrees with extramarital relationships or other types of so-called “non-traditional relationships,” they are also considered by woke progressives to be archaic, sexist, and bigoted for not condoning that behavior. And what’s more, when “silence is violence,” you aren’t even allowed to privately object to values and behaviors that the woke progressives condone. Rather, you must be actively and vocally involved in fighting for those values and behaviors. Otherwise, you’re no better (in the eye of the woke progressives) than those who openly oppose them.

But like all woke progressive lunacy, where does it end?

“Abuser” is negatively biased language as well, is presumably sexist because it is almost exclusively indicative of a man, and it might offend an abuser. So should we abolish use of the word and instead call them “extra-physical companions?”

“Murderer” has a negative bias as well, and it’s presumably offensive to all the murderers who are serving lengthy sentences for their actions. So should we abolish use of the word and instead call them “friends who were present you when you were alive?”

“Pedophile” has a negative connotation as well, and pedophiles might be offended by the negative bias that is attached to the term when they consider themselves to simply be in “non-traditional relationships.” So should we abolish use of the word and instead call them “minor companions?”

Woke progressives are incredibly adept at language manipulation, and they wield it as a deadly weapon in the culture war. They are careful to package their language manipulation as “equality,” “empowerment,” or “progress,” hoping you’ll be distracted by the apparent potential of positive change, and won’t notice what it really is. Then they hold the public hostage by accusing you of “bigotry,” “racism,” or various “phobias” in order to strong-arm you into complying with their newly manipulated language rules.

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Comments

  1. Jim Coles says

    “Heels High Harris”?

  2. Tom M Roberts says

    OK I will not call Blow Job Betty a mistress. She is and will always be a whore.

    • DENNIS WOLLEN says

      HOW DO YOU THINK SHE BECAME ‘COMMIE’ JOE’S ‘VICE’ PRESIDENT………

      SHE’S HIS ‘SPARE’ WHORE…..HE’S GOT ‘TWO’ NOW…..
      ONE IN THE ‘HOUSE’ AND ONE IN THE ‘FIELD’…….

      ONCE A WHORE…ALWAYS A WHORE……

  3. Dr. W. Trent Saxton says

    Speak Harris, Speak….roll over Harris, Roll over…Now heal…

  4. Otis Needleman says

    How about “Kneepads”? Or just a hoe? Sorry, AP, the truth’s been out for years. You change nothing. LOL

  5. Somehow “companion” and “escort” seem to have a close resemblance.

  6. AP can do what they want.

    Real Americans will use: whore, prostitute, liver substitute, concubine, doxy, moll, bedmate, fancy woman, shack job, kept woman, chatelaine and there are a few other choice words, which, while I would like to use them, out of respect to the readers, I will pass, for now.

  7. She’s nothing more than a filthy whore with the morals of an alley cat.

    Fox.
    Out.

  8. Robin M Itzler says

    The AP can call Kamal Harris’ actions whatever they want, but the truth is that Harris whored herself up the professional ladder.

  9. JLSeagull says

    With apologies to Clement Moore’s Santa Claus. “… and placing a finger beside of his nose, up Harris’ chimney he rose. And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, “Ho Ho Ho and to all a Good Night.”

  10. Harris is a good example of everything in today’s government and media. Phony, irrelevant and, illegitimate. Add to this the sewer dwelling “woke” crowd and, its obvious why Americans reject the whole mess and refuse to accept.

  11. I-Da-Ho Harris is and always will be no matter how much the Democrat propaganda machine tries to gloss over it.

  12. Sleazy bitch-whore and obviously proud of to be one!

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