Ugh…

So last week I set myself up for a post this week by tweeting the following:

Sounds like I was gonna come with some heat, right? Yeah… So here’s the thing. I was planning on writing this really detailed article about how we Millennials have attempted to ruin all life with the ridiculous (and new-to-me) practice of women proposing to men. I had found some articles about it and even found a wiki-how detailing how a woman should propose to a man.

The problem is that after I sat down and thought all that through, I couldn’t think of anything to say about it other than that it’s weird and you shouldn’t do it.

Seriously, if a man hasn’t proposed to his girlfriend, it’s most likely because he doesn’t want to be married yet. According to my calculations, not wanting to be married yet is an excellent reason for not asking someone to marry you yet… Also, I’d laugh at you, bro. Hard. Congrats on being emasculated. Like, for real, look at that picture at the top of this post and tell me it doesn’t look like she also cuts up his food for him. She makes all the big decisions, which is proven by the fact that she just made the biggest decision in their collective lives. So yeah, he’s done. May as well sign him up for an express castration.

So there you have it… In the meantime I’d like to give you some random thoughts:

  • OJ did it. Duh.
  • President Obama is a terrorist Muslim whose master plan was to gain the trust of the American people, be elected president, and then make health care readily available to everybody. It’s true; Fox News told me so.
  • Mary J. Blige had no business being on tonight’s episode of Empire. I’ll ignore Jennifer Hudson’s pointlessness. Get Mary up outta here.
  • Shonda Rhimes roped me into Scandal with a brilliant first season. The show sucks now. And I have to watch, because I have to know what happens despite how ridiculous it is. I’m a victim. I should sue.
  • The San Francisco 49ers, my favorite NFL team, apparently hate me. I don’t know what they’re doing this offseason, but their hatred for me is obvious.
  • Kevin Durant’s injured foot also hates me.
  • Also in the long line of things that hate me are Mondays, meetings that last longer than an hour, onions, 4:57am, mushrooms, 2nd hand cigarette smoke, water spots on my dishes, laundry, most seafood, and my failed attempt at being 6’3″.

I say that to say this: don’t propose to your boyfriend.

-Erik (@WalkSays)

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15 Comments

    • Chris
      March 12, 2015

      So, you’re saying that a woman can’t make big decisions? You’re saying a man can make a decision for a woman, but not vice versa? Who hurt you, fam? You need me to to call some of my girl cousins to go pay her a visit?

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    • m
      March 12, 2015

      I feel sorry for any woman who proposes to a man. You’re right. It’s weird. It’s hard to express in words. A man worth marrying would not let a woman do that. He would want that honor. I believe women are strong, intelligent beings who can cross gender lines in a lot of areas, but this one does not sit right with me. Women, you are worthy of being proposed to.

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      • Chris
        March 12, 2015

        “Women, you are worthy of being proposed to.” what does that even mean? Sounds super passive, in my book. Please help me understand. Also, “A man worth marrying would not let a woman do that.” Not sure what this means either. Sounds like you want a man to control things. Again, please help me understand.

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    • m
      March 12, 2015

      In my opinion, a woman who is confident and thinks highly of her self would not purpose. That would be demeaning. When I say a man worth marrying, I mean someone who would want to propose and would refuse to let a woman get down on one knee and ask him to marry her. If that means I want the man to be in control, Then yeah. In this case, I want the man to choose, pursue, and propose to his wife. Be a man!

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      • Chris
        March 12, 2015

        I see what you’re saying. I don’t agree that its demeaning to a woman to want to take control of her own life. I, personally, want to choose, pursue, and propose, yes. I think we do think we walk a slippery slope when we equate or conflate manhood with certain actions or behaviors that are not necessarily biological or God ordained rites, but more so societal constructs.

        Yeah, im sure Erik didnt think his post would matter so much lol.

        Thanks for reading.

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        • Erik Walker
          March 12, 2015

          A woman proposing to a man isn’t taking control of her own life, though. She’s taking control of THEIR lives. She’s leading the two of them to become a family. She’s heading the household before it’s even a household. Not a good look, b. Not. A. Good. Look.

    • Chris
      March 12, 2015

      Really? That one act means she’s heading the household? Ease up, man. You know why women don’t want to wait anymore, because men think we have all the options and want to explore all these possibilities that may or may not be out there. It doesn’t take 3, 4, or 5 years to know if you want to marry someone. I respect a woman who wants to know.

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      • Erik Walker
        March 12, 2015

        That one act is the beginning of the household. There is no household without that act. So yes! And a woman knowing she wants to get married doesn’t mean she has to propose. If he’s not willing to propose, then maybe they need to reevaluate some things.

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        • Chris
          March 12, 2015

          That one act does not begin the household. The wedding vows and marriage begins the household.

        • Cristin
          March 12, 2015

          Eh. J and I had a household before we had a marriage. So, I think you’re both wrong. People can be in love and not married and there can still be a “head”. Just saying…

    • Cristin
      March 12, 2015

      I’m with E on this one. We can point to conservative, religious upbringing, but it seems…off…for a woman to propose to a man. God didn’t make man and woman the same way, nor do men and women have the capacity to do the same things (pregnancy, for example). I tend to lean more toward prescribed gender roles, especially in this regard. Also, I think any couple obviously discusses marriage/proposal before it happens. It’s an agreed upon deal (or should be). I just couldn’t take a dude seriously that would expect that out of me. He’s a chump.

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    • Brandon
      March 12, 2015

      Interesting. I find it a case to case scenario. Really it depends on the couple’s relationship. The last million years will tell you it’s the man’s responsibility to be the bread winner, and the one to take control and head a house. I’m also sure a lot of what plays into this is the differences in what men are looking for in a relationship, and what women are looking for. But in today’s age where women can end up having better jobs than men, and the rise of stay at home dads, I don’t see where a woman asking is totally out of the question. Having said that, it’s up to said woman, and how well they know their man. But I will say that, if it’s been so long that a woman or man has to ask themselves if they should be the one who asks, prolly means it’s taken too damn long in the first place.

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      • Chris
        March 12, 2015

        You sir, I would buy you a round for this comment if I could afford it.

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        • Erik Walker
          March 12, 2015

          This has been fun. I honestly didn’t intend for this to be a serious topic! Lol!

    • Ruth jeremiah
      March 12, 2015

      I think it’s weird for a woman to propose. Nothing more to say other than that.

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