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July 9, 2012

Slow Your Roll…Know YOUR Role

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Written by: Uncle Suave
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Slow Your Role

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since creation, Men have executed their primal instinct to be manly. Whether it be making the final major decision in the household, or having the remote control in hand while watching television.

the sexes have perpetually been cast to their specific “role” in this reality show we call life. However, these roles have been modernized as many women have shifted…

Don’t deny a man his position as the lead. A woman also has her leading position, to which I am not going to make statement of in an attempt to avoid any umm…. Ahem, unfavorable circumstance.

Seriously though, the sexes have perpetually been cast to their specific “role” in this reality show we call life. However, these roles have been modernized as many women have shifted from being the homemaker, to becoming the bread winner, and the strong independent single parent. Ain’t nothing wrong with our modern script, we all just need to take a step back and reevaluate the evolving cast in our theatrical presentation of “Life”. Have a look at what I’m talking about:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prG-n5fNQHo&feature=youtube_gdata_player



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Uncle Suave
Real talk. Like it or not with one grain of sugar a-top. Diplomacy through my stubborn ways... Truly, Your Favourite Uncle.




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8 Comments


  1. Annie

    Uncle Suave, good thoughts here. I mos def’ believe in letting a man lead. I do also believe that since creation, men and women have defined roles. However…. even with those defined roles, society has evolved. So, expecting everything to stay same i.e. woman stays home, takes care of house, him, and kids is not the reality for most of us nowadays. With this evolution, more women are working outside of home whether they want to or not. However, what the breakdown may be in, is that fact that many men –specifically, black men are walking around with the “submit” hammer and try to sling it at everyone woman they are in a relationship, whether he deserves it or not. You can’t beat anyone into submission or tell them that they MUST respect you. Respect is earned.

    So, if a woman is not letting a man lead, maybe he needs to assess what he’s doing that a woman is not allowing him to the the leader??? Unless she has serious control issues, I’d say that most ladies will let that man be the Leader —if HE is playing his position right i.e. loving her, honoring her, and treating her right. And, if a man is doing those things and his women is still not letting him lead, he needs to put a postage stamp on her ass to “return to sender”, clearly, she isn’t the right one for him.


    • CEO

      AMEN – to that one Annie!!!


  2. [...] while aimless meandering the internet I came across a post on What Black Men Want called “Slow Your Roll…Know Your Role“. The gist of the post was basically that the modernization of society has led us away from [...]


  3. Annie, you’re absolutely right. That’s where this posting comes into play, dudes that don’t have their own shit together, can’t expect to ‘lead’ any woman: http://whatblackmenwant.com/2011/12/24/let-me-get-myself-together/


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  5. great post!
    i agree wholeheartedly that ‘old fashioned’ traditions are very confused today. which contributes to lots of the issues men and women have in the relationship game.


  6. P

    I’ve never been one to come down on “traditional roles,” but aren’t we making a huge assumption that “since creation” men have been manly? I think it took a while after creation to create what is “manly” to begin with. In context it seems that being “manly” is modern itself. And then there is the question of primal instinct, and wether we should be concerned, as human beings, with taking a step backwards to such times. Eventually we reduce ourselves to animals making relationships-irrelevant. It can be considered “manly” that white Europeans decided to dominate over black Africans too, so not to agree or disagree with you but just to be skeptical…. what i the problem is what is considered “manly”?


  7. [...] while aimless meandering the internet I came across a post on What Black Men Want called “Slow Your Roll…Know Your Role“. The gist of the post was basically that the modernization of society has led us away from [...]



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