This morning I caught the tail end of an interview on Canada AM. This interview was with the author of a newly released book called How to Raise Your Boyfriend.
In my life I have watched a lot of bad chick flicks. I have read Seventeen and Cosmo, I have watched sitcoms and commercials and I have learned the lesson that men are helpless and stupid and it is our job as women to change them and make them better. And that we can be real bitches about it. They are lovable oafs, we are the big mean bosses.
I can’t begin to imagine how unhappy I would be in such a relationship.
I cannot begin to imagine how any woman could be happy in a relationship with someone she feels the need to ‘train.’
I love my husband. Together we make each others’ lives easier. We accept the fact that we each do things that get on the others’ nerves, but overall I don’t think we’d change much about the other, and change we do want, we work for together.
I’d like to think that other women think they deserve a relationship like this. I’d like to think that my daughter will know that she deserve someone who treats her well, who challenges her, who takes care of her when she needs it.
I would like to live in a world where all little girls know that they deserve to feel loved and protected. I would like to help teach little girls that there are right ways and wrong ways for a man to treat you, especially if he claims to love you.
I would hope that maybe, maybe popular culture would join in the fight to make women stronger.