I had never thought about it that way until someone pointed it out to me. Now it’s so obvious that it’s sexist or misandristic and just generally humiliating for a man to be expected to get on his knees when proposing marriage. It’s as if he were addressing a monarch or his slave-master: link
- Yes, it is sexist or misandristic or humiliating.Vote A
- No, it isn’t.Vote B
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I think that sometimes people can read too much into a situation. I see the reasoning, I understand what you're saying but to me I've never thought about it that way. When a guy gets down on one knee it's just kinda sweet. I guess I never thought about it before. I don't think guys should HAVE to get down on one knee if they didn't want to, that should be entirely up to them, but I don't think that it's as big a deal as it seems.
It's one, small moment that, in the long run, no one thinks about. I mean in tradition women are the ones who are "slaves" and are being sold off to men by men (their fathers) and marriage is just about getting pregnant and pleasing a husband, that's your job in life. So with tradition in mind getting down on one knee isn't that bad, because the whole symbolism of marriage is really, REALLY fucked up.
Could it be sexist? Sure. But seriously- ALL of marriage is sexist.1