Today SO provided perfect example of how deep bias against stepparents run
SO's mom called with the devastating news that his father has lung cancer. SO got off the phone with his mom and was quiet for a little while. Then he says "I don't know what I'll do if my dad dies. What if my mom got remarried and I had to have a stepfather? That would be awful!"
I am obviously sympathetic to the fact that he was probably in shock, but really? That's the most awful part about your dad dying? You might someday have to have a stepparent when you are a grown man? Crazy, huh?