Yes, that’s what I think! I have seen some of the coolest, relaxed, successful women I know turn into crazy girlfriends at the drop of a hat! I am sure I am getting evil looks and some chick has already sent me some hate mail, but read on and hear me out.
I have lived in many places and seen how men and women interact in different countries, cultures and continents and there are a lot of differences. For example:
In Korea: women are usually submissive to men, men can basically do what they want, but men will always hold their girlfriend’s purse when shopping without complaint!
In France: women seem to have this magical power over men, sex is seen as a fun physical activity rather than solely something shared between two committed people in love and yelling matches are often a rule rather than an exception in passionate relationships.
In Nigeria: women do whatever the heck they want, men woo women with crazy acts of romance, and you are considered husband and wife the minute you get pregnant!
But one of my favourite places to see relationships is in Ireland. Women and men have fun relationships and you won’t find the sexes socializing completely separately all the time. Committed relationships are still actively social and a bit of banter is a regular part of all interactions.
(banter: poking fun, joking around, often pointing out habits that are strange or funny)
I see women in Canada being “offended” because of some light hearted ribbing, joking or banter! Why is that? Have we no sense of humour? NO! My thoughts are that it’s because Canadian women are often self conscious, haven’t owned their body/image/values and don’t regularly speak up for themselves unless they are gearing up for a fight.
Here’s my advice: CHILL!!! Have some fun! Joke back! Don’t take yourself so seriously!!
The people having the most fun, are the ones who can take a joke, who KNOW & believe they deserve respect and don’t need to be told every minute of every day, who can laugh at their own expense because....well face it.....it’s FUNNY!!
Try it! Next time your bf jokes about how you have to try on the same dress three times before you decide to wear it out....laugh because (in the words of Homer Simpson), “it’s funny cause it’s true” See the humour in yourself and make a joke back about how you wish he had tried his pants on a few more times so he could see that they don’t work with that shirt!
Don’t agree? Let me know why below!! Lady Ninja over and out!