Thursday, March 15, 2012

Are Men Afraid of Successful Women?

The article says Black men, but I think this applies to men in general.

"Here are some reasons why some men might choose to avoid some (not all) successful women":

1. If you (the woman) are emotionally selfish
2. If you think that your job, shape and beauty automatically make you a great catch
3. If you fail to see the value of elevating your man
4. If you work too damn much and never make your mate a priority
5. If you make him feel bad for not being a baller like you "

http://newsone.com/nation/boycewatkins/are-black-men-afraid-of-successful-women/

5 comments:

  1. I doubt that this is exclusive to successful women. The article could be titled "wake up call for women in relationships".

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  2. have we thought of the real reasons why men might be afraid of successful women, reasons that lie within male insecurities/personalities/quirks?... An alternative to simply blaming the ladies? (though the points above are valid, like Kendra said, not sure this is exclusive to successful women).

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  3. @ Ashley - good point. The article definitely doesn't tell the man to go get a job rather than whining because his woman makes more than him.

    I respect this man's plea for people to find a balance - he asks for women to be open to their man's vulnerability in a world where women are asserting themselves and making their own success.

    Similar to this:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html

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  4. geez. moving talk. thank you for sharing.

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