Do you think men are the new women?
It's true, I can't enumerate all of the details, but I have heard example after example over the years. My friends will communicate directly, whereas the husbands communicate by implying what they need, then mope, whine, or be passive-aggressive when they don't get it (often because they never asked for it--the implied it.)
One of my friends, said that she wonders if this is a natural stage that occurs in the evolution of gender equality because for so long, men didn't know what women were capable of since they had fewer options than men. She speculated that men are now seeing what women are capable of, and it makes them insecure.
These women, btw, are not ball-busting, radical feminists, (radical feminists are those who think women ARE better than men, which is asinine, IMO) just to proactively redress that obvious and thoughtless response. They are sensitive, responsive, and feminine. And, they are strong.
So, what's the deal, in your opinion? And, how do traditional gender roles impact your relationship with your spouse? Thoughts?