Joshua Jackson recently stepped in the media spotlight to defend his beautiful Black wife, Jodie Turner-Smith. If you are unfamiliar she is the co-star in the highly acclaimed movie Queen and Slim.
Joshua Jackson shared the moment when his then girlfriend proposed to him in Nicaragua to which he said Yes! Now we all know that marriage proposals up until now has been the duty of the man. However, in recent years more and more women are staking claim to this tradition. No longer waiting for the man to do what he knows he should but making the choice to propose to their spouses.
The mens reaction has been varied but some say yes with the expressed intention to reciprocate with a traditional proposal.
Does it matter who proposes first? Is it necessary to follow the old traditions and wait for the man to choose the woman?
Jodie Turner-Smith received such backlash from the public at large. Her husband quickly came to her defense leaving this statement, “I accidentally threw my wife under the bus because that story was told quickly and it didn’t give the full context,” he told the outlet in an attempt to clarify the sweet story. “Yes, we were in Nicaragua on a beautiful moonlit night, it could not possibly have been more romantic. And yes, my wife did propose to me and, yes, I did say yes.”
Marching on womens’ rights from same sex marriage to equal pay to #metoo . Women’s empowerment has touched every area of system and gender roles within society.
Why should marriage proposals be left out of the pot?
Feminist are demanding equality in every system wanting to do away with formal tradition then why the need to attack Jodie Turner-Smith. Who creates the rules for where and when women will stay in their place or step up and stake territory?
Being that men are conquerors, natural seekers, hunters the answers lie with them. Do men have an issue with women proposing to them? Joshua Jackson has answered this for himself. He is fine hence his Yes! However, he will also uphold the traditions by asking Turner-Smith parents for her hand in marriage, get down on one knee and place a beautiful ring on his lady’s finger.
They are doing what works for them. Rather than kill love with “racist misogynist” comments create your own version. They are surely not afraid to do what works for them. Joshua made it clear with some frank commentary during his spot on the Jimmy Fallon talk show, “I’m still old school enough that I said, ‘This is a yes, but you have to give me the opportunity [to do it too].’” Jackson continued, “shut the f* up” to all the negative Nancy’s hounding his wifes inbox.
I think he’s made it pretty clear his thoughts on what other’s have to say about them choosing love their way. Either way we wish you luck enjoy your love.
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Shatrese Williams is a freelance writer, who showcases on her platform her love for travel and culture. As a visionary, she desires to join every reader in a cultural experience. It is her way to inspire others to see the world through relationships. Holding a B.S. of Psychology, Yale certification in The Science of Well Being and personal experience has helped in understanding people as she globe-trots the world. Now a published author she dives deeper into the Psychology necessary to live life abundantly limitless. She enjoys tea in the morning, a well-designed luxurious spa bath, and endless ocean views. Her work can be found at various book stores and online publications.