It is often the men who are expected by society to do all of this for women (being a hero and being overprotective of them). In my case, the gender roles are reversed. I've actually attempted to enlist in the military before but I was permanently DQ'd for medical reasons. My girlfriend on the other hand, never cared if whether or not I served and more about me as an individual man. She seems to really often care about my physical and emotional well-being for the past 3 months of dating.
It's funny because I used to generalize military women as women who become desensitized (morally and emotionally) and not as maternal after serving in the military.
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Most Helpful Girl
There you go. You said it. It doesn't matter what the "expectations" of society is, there is nothing wrong with going against the traditional gender roles.
You should be damned proud and happy that a woman is like that to you regardless if she's a military woman or not.5THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Guy
Of course not. Listening to society tends to make people very, very unhappy because they don't do what *they* want to do, they don't get to act and feel as *they* wish to. Especially with gender roles, men and women are told at a young age that "men are this way" and "women are that way". Society is absolutely full of crap and people of both genders have issues when nature comes into the picture, because gender roles are made up not by nature, but by society. If you are happy with this woman then you should not be embarrassed at all. The two of you should go out into the world and be as you desire to be, not as the world wishes you to be. Be true to yourself, and though some doors may close shut, the ones that are worth entering will surely swing open.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE