Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

Anais ForReal

Straight No Chaser

If MEN Want to Be Head of the Household, They Must First Have a House

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I have read multiple posts of men speaking of being the head of the household. There was a Facebook post floating around with a guy [HOTEP] saying he would be the head of a woman’s household, whether he lived at or owned the house or not. So, in his warped way of thinking, he would essentially be the head of a woman’s household, because he was a man. I’m not sure how that works.

I guess that is logical in a 1950’s, kind of way. However, I have a lot of questions about this line of thinking. All of my questions could very well be overthinking it, but I tend to overthink things.

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61% of black women were the head of their household, and single mothers according to, a statistic from 2014. I would think that the percentage would be higher now. However, just for the sake of argument, let’s say it’s not higher. So, since 61% of black women are already heads of their household, how could a man claim a position that is already taken? If said men were capable of being heads of households, why are 61% of black women already heads of their households? Also, If you want to be head of the household, wouldn’t it be logical to set up your household, and then be the head of that house?

So, I guess if one would like to be head of a household that is not theirs, they would need to have a woman willing to submit to turning over the reigns of her life and household to that man. The 61% of women that have been heads of their households may not be willing to hand over the reins of their homes. Especially handing the reigns to someone who has not demonstrated an ability to be the head of any household other than the thoughts of imaginary households in their brains. My suggestion for those men would be to try running their own households before trying to take over an established household, after all of the hard work has been done by the 61% of women who are holding it down.

I’m going to stick with my original statement, that you can’t be head of a household, that is not yours. So, I’m going to call BS on this line of thought.

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