As you can see from the headline at the link, the athlete’s name was featured prominently, followed by her relationship (she’s a wife) to a local celebrity, Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein. It’s tough to write a headline on a story about a sport with which most Americans are unfamiliar, but as you can see from the tweet above (that’s a screenshot) her incredible achievement remains that she is a wife.
I find this troublesome, at best. I am proud to be married to the man I’m married to. I did not take his name when I married him because I already had a name of my own and didn’t need another one. This is no way should be taken as a diminishment of my love and devotion to him. But the day someone thinks of me first of all in my relationship to someone else is a day that first someone will get a stern talking-to. I am proud of being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. All those relationships mean more to me than I can say. But c’mon.