posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 10:43 PM
a reply to: mamabeth
I'm not a professional, but might be occasionally intuitive. It sounds to me like you two have defined your roles quite some time ago, and your
hubby might be a tad more comfortable with them than you are.
Never too late to have a real talk. Who knows? Maybe the change you are able to negotiate will provide benefits for both of you. Perhaps you two
might rekindle your passion, or enjoyment of time together if you both feel satisfied.
I admit this is a bit afar from your OP, so I will bring it back around by answering your original question. Happy Women's Day, by the way! I
will help gender equality by talking with people who are receptive about gender paradigms and roles, and hopefully counsel those who wish it toward an
honest and useful discourse within their relationship that allows them both to realize a harmonious balance.
That sentence was a mouthful, yeah?
Gender equality in the workplace is going to be a tough nut to crack. No pun intended. I think it is getting better, but not fast enough. I don't
think legislation is the answer. [some] Women (in general) are already working harder than their counterparts for the same recognition. The human
mindset must change, and the archaic good-ol'-boyness must contain itself to male gatherings.
You have to understand -- and I'm sure you do -- that most men are really grown up kids. Things that amuse us as children are still amusing. We
can't help it.(generalization warning) In that same way, we tend to glamorize women and think of them in a feminine way, rather than as, say,
coworkers toward a common goal. We can't help checking women out. Those of us that are smart learn to do it furtively. Those of us that evolve
understand that women can do the same job, and even enjoy the realization of it.
We're living in history. Our ancestors will look back on this time and we will seem backward and primitive. We are. It takes two to tango.