I met a young man last year who was smart, successful, charming and good-looking. He was also single and he explained why, saying,
“There’s such a strong pressure on girls to land a good catch that I can never tell whether they like me for me or just because I’m a good catch. I like meeting women who are independent and confident because then, there’s an equal exchange of interest and affection, without the fear of hidden agendas.”
It made me think, aren’t men objectified just as much as women? A man has his own individuality, personality and unique traits that set him apart, over and above his qualifications and income. Just like a woman is more than a good daughter, sister, friend, lover, wife and mother.
Now, ‘good provider’ seems as outdated and offensive as ‘homely girl’.
A version is posted at Yahoo! Real Beauty.