While looking up a book review, I noticed one of the author's complaints against women today is that women no longer (or don't tend to) view men as a protector and provider--thus injuring his ego and/or his value as a man. It got me wondering, does a woman who has her own finances (or at least able to provide for herself) and capable of taking care of herself (with in reason, folks. No one has to be She-Hulk) somehow devalue a man's role?
Essentially, must a man feel like a protector and provider to be "manly?" Is a woman who is able to provide/protect herself unseemly, or simply a capable individual?
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Since I'm broke as fuck and a crappy provider, it suits me fine lol.2