Strong women only intimidate weak men

2014-12-13 10:06

Once upon a time, a girl was groomed solely to be a wife and then a mother. Now, a few decades later a girl can groom herself to be whatever she wants to be , and that is the sum total of her womanhood. Once upon a time a boy was groomed to be the sole breadwinner, the strength and dynamic chief in all spheres of life. Decades later a man has to share the playing field with his female equals.  The point here is that gender differences are created by the societies we live in and they change with time. They boil down to the system of interactions within oneself and with others. It over flows into social institutions and the way the world works at one given point.

Evolution is about how well a species can adapt to change. The world is changing and a man, who cannot move from the traditional gender ideals and embrace the age of the power couple, will continue to drown in the “weak men” pond. The power couple is a cutting edge infusion of two androgynous personalities that by contrast, will re affirm why a strong woman, by the laws of nature prospers with a strong man.

A Strong woman isn’t the sum total of masculine characteristics in a pretty frame with luscious long hair and Louboutin heels. A strong woman exudes her gift of femininity, while simultaneously sitting at the top of her professional hierarchy. What I am saying is that she can be the CEO of an international company and a super star mother at the same time. In this day and age it is not a cost choice; it certainly isn’t when you have that strong woman, strong man combination- the power couple.

The women in my inner circle are all ambitious, hardworking and independent. Each of these women could easily run a major corporate company or a governmental ministry. What I am trying to emphasize is that these CEO type women are the cream of the crop but they all have the same issue.

In the twenty-first century, women have come a long way. In fact, they are beginning to surpass men in many areas: They have more master's and college degrees and single, childless women have higher earnings than their male counterparts in urban areas.

Given this growing ascendancy, one might surmise that men have started to feel emasculated, put off by financially independent, strong women who make their own way because of the fear they're losing value as men. Some people opine that men are less attracted to a woman who is on an equal or higher level when it comes to matters of the pocketbook or education, and that a successful woman should dumb herself down to get a man.

I really feel that we cannot generalise, but many South African men suffer from this intimidation, many still hold up the male chauvinism glory days of the 1950s as the golden social model. Being a young South African male, I find nothing more attractive than a glorious independent woman that can hold her own. I guess that is my type, strong women should be celebrated and loved. They should be given the opportunity to succeed and grow as people. They should be allowed the opportunity to become the best that they can be with support from the people around them.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that many men appreciate an accomplished, successful woman, they seldom want to come home to one. There is a false impression that they will come home to a stressful, competitive atmosphere after spending all day in a similar type of work environment. Now I completely disagree with that, your woman should be the perfect example of calm after a stressful day at work, you should enjoy her company and engage with each other on a rather intellectual level without the relative stresses.

In conclusion, it is best to say that a weak man cannot love a strong woman; he simply won’t know what to do with her.Let us respect and love ambitious, hardworking, independent women that are holding their own in a rather male dominated society.

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