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Tabitha King Is More Than Just “Stephen King’s Wife,” Thank You Very Much

Mrs. King is a noted author and philanthropist.

Tabitha King in conversation with her husband Stephen King and son Owen King on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha King, have made headlines for donating $1.25 million to the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This is great, of course, as the King family has a generous history of philanthropy. But in a frustrating turn of events, news headlines everywhere have been referring to Tabitha as solely King’s “wife.”

This is a dated and insulting custom that often befalls the spouses of famous people. Never mind that Tabitha King is a published author and an award-winning philanthropist. She is her own self, a woman with a name apart from her husband of 38 years. She deserves better than just “wife.”

Stephen King and Tabitha took to Twitter to discuss:

Tabitha’s response is bitingly funny, and calls out the absurdity of the headline. Many people took to Twitter in support of Tabitha:

(via Twitter, image: screencap)

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