Someone came up with a gender-neutral way to say ‘daddy’ and it’s perfect
A tweet went viral this weekend, providing what everyone has been looking for – a gender-neutral version of the term “daddy”.
The tweet, which was posted by Twitter user “chlostrophobic”, now has more 60,000 retweets, 300,000 likes and more than a thousand comments.
It read: “Saying ‘yes daddy’ – boring, overused, reinforces patriarchal ideals. Saying ‘yes chef’ – cool, inventive, gender neutral.”
A “daddy” is usually the older person in a romantic or sexual relationship, and the term often indicates the power structure in the relationship, where the older partner has a larger income or social power.
Saying ‘yes daddy’
– reinforces patriarchal ideals
Saying ‘yes chef’
– gender neutral
— Chloé🌛 (@chlostrophobic) September 14, 2019
yes chef is far better and non binary inclusive so. winner winner
— sasha (@rabtyIerr) September 15, 2019
However, the “inventive” idea made some Twitter users who work with chefs a bit uncomfortable.
This makes my kitchen job feel very different all of a sudden 👀
— Lucas Grange (@QuieterInPerson) September 14, 2019
As someone who’s currently in culinary school and literally is required to say this when in my classes; fuck
— 🐝 𝕨 𝕚 𝕝 𝕝 🐝 (@LittleOldBear) September 15, 2019
Others were unenthusiastic as they thought the new gender-neutral term might kill the mood, especially one person who calls their actual father “chef”.
If a girl says yes chef to me during sex I’m cooking her ass up into a Uber lmao
— 🇺🇸 Athos 🇺🇸 (@THEKGB_96) September 15, 2019
Wow the fact I call my real father Chef makes this even harder to read without choking
— Frigousse (@Frigouste) September 14, 2019
But most seemed to be thinking of one chef in particular.
Gordon Ramsay entered the chat
— ☁️мσяgαηη☁️// IT chapter 2 today ! (@Dem0nicCherry) September 15, 2019
— ashyra (@ashyra_) September 15, 2019
– invokes flashbacks for past students of Gordon Ramsay
— Cereal (@iiNerdCereal) September 15, 2019
— Meta Morphic (@MetaMorphicYT) September 15, 2019