Scorned and jilted

A court story in The Australian begins “A scorned lover of Perth millionaire playboy Tim Roberts”, yet nowhere in the article does it say the woman was dumped. What it does say is that Laurel Cetinic-Doral was in shock over photos of Roberts cavorting with strippers and that their six-year relationship had ended. Later, she is called the “jilted woman”. Now, jilt is one of those gender-specific words, as in a woman who jilts a lover. Ever heard of a cuckolded wife? Both terms are ugly and do we really need to still use them?

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