The role of the man has always been to be the strong, protective, decision maker. And the role of the woman has always been to be the caring, loving, nurturing one. The man is supposed to sweep the woman off her feet, chase her until he can get her and then in due time, ask her to be his wife. The woman is supposed to be showered with gifts, flowers, requests that she denies, to be chased, to be adored and wanted. Are these roles the same today? I'm not quite sure.
We do not live in 50s-60s romance tales anymore where the man fights to get his woman. Sometimes we see it the other way around. The women are the ones that go after the man they want, sometimes they get it, sometimes they don't. But I believe that throughout the years, with women gaining more importance in society and becoming more equal to the male, they believe they have the power to do as the man does. I have read on the news how women have asked their man to marry them, or that instead of the woman staying home to take care of the kids, the man does. Does this emasculate the man? Do men feel weaker? Maybe. But sometimes, the woman just needs to take things in her own hands and deal with them, make the first steps and build her life as she wants it to.
Some tend to disagree and prefer the traditional way to court, have the man come after the woman. I must agree. As much as the trends are changing, the man's mentality still remains the same. He needs to be the protector, the provider, the strong one and to be honest, that's how I want my man to be. But in some situations, men don't step up to the plate as much as they used to. The reasons for this are numerous, 1 being - they aren't ready for commitment, 2 - they aren't ready for commitment, 3 - they are enjoying being free. As we know, biologically speaking, men are made to seek as much sex as they can get, so they can spread their seed wider, women are made to seek as many admirers as they can get, so they can make a better choice and get the best seed. Shitty huh?
Men and women are so different, then again, need each other so much. Women realize this and decide that they are the ones that need to go after what they want. But not only when it comes to love, when it comes to anything really. I find a lot of women these days are showing great acts of courage, guts and you know when they : "Wow, that person's got balls!" well they should say: "Wow, that person's got BOOBS!" because really I applaud the women that have the guts to go after what they want. Not just sit and wait for it to happen. Now, as Mae West would say: you don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman! I'm far from being anti-man, I love men. But I just wish they would step up to the plate sometimes, and do something bold and HAVE THE BALLS TO DO IT!
What are your thoughts? Do you think women are taking over the man's role? Do you prefer the new way, or traditional way? Maybe all we need is a perfect middle - hmm got round things?