- Some women have given varied reasons most women find it hard to propose to men
- YEN.com.gh sought to determine via social media why most women are scared to pop the question
- From cultural to economic setbacks, many have shared powerful views
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While most women have successfully shattered glass ceilings in most male-dominated fields, when it comes to marriage proposals, they somehow find themselves taking the backseat.
This phenomenon is caused by the permanence of deeply entrenched cultural traditions owing to years of male-dominated and economic inequality.
Although the phenomenon has improved with changing times, some women do not find it culturally acceptable to take the first step of proposing to the men.
They live with their partners, discuss marriage on several occasions and may have even helped their partners to pick a ring but would never pop the question ‘would you marry me’.
In Ghana, not a lot of marriages happened after female proposals and this is largely because of the awkwardness or social judgment women deal with for taking on a non-traditional roless.
This challenge is further entrenched partly by the educational system which shapes people’s paradigms to perceive women who propose to men as desperate or cheap.
Despite the knowledge available, YEN.com.gh sought to find out from people why women still find it difficult to propose to women even in the 21st century.
Following the post by YEN.com.gh, some social media users have reacted and shared varied opinion.
Maame Adjoa Antwiwaa McCoy said: ''I don't mind being rejected. But I am scared of being teased at. Especially in gatherings.''
Maa Abena said: ''Because they will take advantage of us and spend our money Maa Abena Because they will take advantage of us and spend our money .''
''I gathered all the courage in this world to propose to him but he told me he doesn't believe it.I was really hurt,'' Janet Angie Quarshie shared a personal experience.
Jenny Grendel said: ''I don't think they are "scared" but they know themselves its so wack, that's just one of the things I would not do, not in a million years.''
Adelaide Law accentuated the stereotype women experience when they propose to women.
She wrote: ''BECAUSE they will tell the whole area that you proposed to him.so if I love or like you,I will keep it to myself.''
''The fact is, guys propose n cater for the lady so if a lady is to propose meaning u're going to cater for the guy. Ladies too fear to take responsibility. Simple answer,''Opiesie Oduro said in reaction to the post.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a benevolent UK-resident young man has paid for the medical bills of six stranded new mothers at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for the new mothers to be released.
According to Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, the founding editor of Ghanacelebrities.com and Human Rights Advocate, his friend was left heart-wrenched by the state of the women when he arrived in Ghana and visited the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
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