As Black women we are on the rise in the job force. Statistics show that more women are going to college and landing corporate jobs. Statistics also show that there are way more men losing jobs during the recession then women.
What does that mean for our community?
It means that more men might lose the title as the provider of their families and more women must become the support.
I ask the question almost everyday...can men and women handle a woman making more money in the household?
There has always been various responses, with me being on the side that thinks it is hard for us to handle.
But someone recently brought up a point saying that men probably could handle it more if women did not throw it in their faces all of the time.
He said that he feels like men do have insecurities when it comes to not being the provider for their families, but he says that they probably would be able to deal with it if it was not for how women handle the situation.
He goes on to describe situations where women attack a mans pride:
"So I have to pay for this meal again?"
"What do you bring to the table?"
"I pay the bills, what do you do?"
"Can you do something with your life please"
He basically outlines times where women like to throw the fact that they make more money into a guys face...
I can see where he is coming from in some cases. There have been minor times where I paid for a guy on a date and then made smart comments under my breathe indicating that I was not pleased. I agree that if that is the situation and you say that you are comfortable with it, then you can not make remarks about it afterwards.
What do you think?
Do you think that women play a major part in a man not being comfortable making less money than his mate?
Do you think that you could handle a woman making more money then you?
Could you handle a man making less money then you?
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