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If ever a question could bring the party down to a women vs men brawl, just ask “Can a woman propose to a man?” Let’s analyze this a bit. A beautiful glowing woman, filled with the passion and joy of a young girl on her first date, grabs you by the hand. She is already yours, and you have known this for a couple of years now, but you have not come to terms with whether or not you are ready to elope. This is normal, as a lot of men get cold feet before they propose and before they say “I do,” but you know in the back of your mind, she is ready.
Males and females have shared the responsibility of choosing their mates, whether it is across cultures, or it is across species. Unfortunately, living in a Western society, which is often Eurocentric, patriarchal, and outright against the idea of women controlling or leading in a position of power. This often leads us men to believe that we should maintain all modes of leadership, whether it is to turn left or to turn right. Most men would never believe that there were queens of ancient African civilizations who’s roles were to maintain the society, as well as it was to choose their kings. Don’t blow your heads yet gentlemen.
Let’s think back to those times as young boys in grade school. Remember that time when you got that fancy little note in crayon on that fancy wide lined paper. The note either read, “Do you like me? Check Yes, No, or Maybe.” or “Will you be my boyfriend? Circle: Yes. No. Maybe. I Don’t Know.” And please don’t forget about our glorious Valentines Day cards. A simple “Will You Be My Valentines” is not very far away from “putting a ring on it” and we accepted the card and candy, and may even had said, “Yes.” You flashback through your genetic memory to all of these things, and now you are back in the present. Standing here, with this woman who is one one knee ready for the future.
This is the New World, and everything is changing around us rapidly. You can look on any search engine and find a number of American women who proposed to their husband, and are happily ever after. So what if she proposes to you? You love her don’t you? If you aren’t afraid of societal norms, cultural roles of gender, or your bros joking on you because you weren’t man enough to pop the question – then if you are as ready to start the rest of your life with this brave queen, please say, “Yes.” By all means, it must take some sort of bravery for a woman to ask a man to jump the broom in a blazon of masculine fire like USA, the least you can do is bless her with what she wants; you.