There appears to be something new catching the eyes of men these days besides Kim Kardashian's bum. Gone are the days when being pretty was enough to get you any and everything. And let's face it. With the amount of cosmetics and cosmetic surgery available, anyone can attain it with enough resources. At one time, men were the ones primarily concerned with what they could bring to the table financially, but no longer. There has risen a group of individuals who now aspect their woman partners to match dollar for dollar. Is this fair or is it reversed feminism?
For some time now, women have been in constant battle to win equal rights within the work place, in politics, and even in the church. With women now beginning to gain some momentum in the aforementioned areas, so have the mandates of their new household responsibilities. Once upon a time, a great catch was considered to be a woman, who was physically appealing, could cook, clean, and who didn't have the reputation of being promiscuous. NOW you can add to that list, and one who can go half on the bills!
I can't say that I totally disagree with this way of thinking. In the current state of the economy, two incomes are definitely better than one. Some may argue that maybe that's why men back in the day worked two jobs. If we're being honest, times were different some odd years ago because women weren't afforded the education or employment opportunities that we are now. If your grandmother had the option of being more than a maid or a sales clerk, I'm sure that she would've. Now that we're living in the land of opportunity, we have the benefit of gaining financial responsibility without the assistance of a partner and we offer more when we can contribute to the households' income. Some women will disagree once children are factored into the equation, expressing discontentment with taking on the household chores and being held part liable for helping out monetarily. But whoever said that women never helped money-wise? In all cultures, women have always worked. Granted, the labor market was certainly different but none the less, they worked.
So if you're looking for your Boaz, know that your Boaz may be looking for you where the actual Boaz found Naomi....working.
I recently came across a comment on twitter....
In the words of Don, "Put a check with it ma"!