Have the roles of men and women switched? As time passes this is a great question to argue.
Let’s look at history. In the United States women began as simple housewives. They were not allowed to work and would not dare challenge their husband. They were completely submissive. Women took care of the home a hundred times over while the men worked and brought home the money. From the founding of the United States up until the early 1900′s women were powerless. In the early 1900′s women were given the right to vote through the 19th amendment. Shortly after women began to fight for equal rights. With rights came more power. In the mid 1900′s women were given Equal Pay rights followed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act benefits. From then up until today we have women serving on the supreme court of justice, we have had women as secretary of the state, we have women CEOs, we have Michelle Obama, and a great deal more women doing better than their significant others.
I have heard many people say as women gain more power men are losing power. In history and religion men are accustomed to being the provider, and person of power. Eve was created from Adam to be a companion, and cater to Adam. Below are essential bible scriptures:
Genesis 2:18-24-“And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Ephesians 5:22-23-“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”
Now…fact is today a lot of men are becoming lazier and women are not waiting around. In early America a lot of men cheated and did whatever they wanted while the women were forced to stay at home and humble themselves. Women recently earned a great deal of their complete freedom in the 1970′s and are capitalizing on it. By the 1990′s women were taking over congress, and executive boards of organizations. Also, in the 90′s brought about the “I dont need a man” attitude.
Ok, now that we have the facts out of the way… Women’s emotions are very delicate. As R.Kelly said, “When a woman’s fed up, there ain’t nothing you can do about it.”
What causes women to be Independent? Absent men! Blunty put; when women stopped being submissive, and taking men’s shit then men left the home or were put out one way or the other.
What happens when a mother has a daughter she has to raise on her own? She teaches the daughter how to raise herself without a man. What happens when the daughter grows up and realizes the struggle of her mother without a father? She grows resentment towards men, and becomes rebellious. Now she has in her head she does not need a man and men are dogs. Then she has a daughter without a father around and the cycle continues but gets much worse. Men can get mad but the fact is just as african americans grew tired of slavery, women grew tired of slavery within their homes.
How to Combat The Independent Woman?
There are easy steps to combat the independent woman men:
1. BE IN YOUR CHILDS LIFE!
2. Make it clear in the beginning your expectations of a girlfriend/wife. If she does not or cannot fit then simply move on.
3. If she is the bread winner and working longer hours then find other ways to balance things out such has cooking, cleaning, catering, etc.
4. Give a sense of security. Show her you do not plan to abandon her as she has probably experienced most of her life. Loyalty is Royalty!
5. Last but not least become one. Just because she is a woman does not mean she is dumber, weaker, or less ambitious. Give her the same respect as you would want to receive.
I hear complaints from men all the time about women being too independent. Sorry to say but they are not going anywhere. In fact, they are probably becoming even more independent. The only way we can prevent it is with loyalty and consistency.
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