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Times are Changing Folks
Head of Household
Used to be that the man of the house went out and worked. He brought in the money, paid the bills, bought the groceries and the diapers.More and more these days the woman is the professional and often times brings more income into the household than men can or do.
The man figure in a relationship was always considered as being the leader, the stronger partner of the relationship. He was considered to be the provider the figure to be looked upon as strong, courageous, diligent. The guardian of the family.
Over the past several decades we have seen a shift in the roles being played in the family unit. More and more women have left the homemaker position and gone to the workplace environment to also be providers. In some ways this is good because it empowers women and allows them to have lives that twenty years ago or more would have been considered taboo to men in some ways. The trend of more women taking on the responsibility of being provider and bringing in the income has become a necessity in todays economy.
I do not believe that was the intention at first when women started fighting for equal rights during the beginning of the feminist movement. As we see all of these changes manifesting and affecting the family structure, we also can't help but notice the empowerment it has brought to women in general.
My personal belief is that women have always been more powerful than men, they were just way better at hiding this fact until the time was right to unleash their true powers. i am amazed at the strength of modern women or at least the character that they display as being dominant and completely assertive in all things.
I guess I am going a little off topic and admiring the women here, when I am supposed to be showing the love for the men. Well, by George Washington, I am a man and my hat is off to all the guys out there who are dealing with those I am women hear me roar gals, who tell you what they're gonna do and tell you sit and listen carefully, this is how it's gonna be boy.
I know I'm not gonna win a medal or anything, but I would like to say, Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and are serving, man and woman alike!
Guys, if your gal wants to treat you right every once in a while, by all means, let her and thank her for taking the initiative to make you feel special and loved too!