Popular radio host, Akumaa Mama Zimbi has tasked young ladies to move away from the norm of waiting on men to propose marriage to them.
According to her, young women must take the initiative and propose marriage to men they like adding that proposing marriage to a man should not be an issue to women.
She told Bola Ray on the Starr Chat show on Starr FM, to propose to a man a lady claims to love isn’t primitive as society has made it look.
“Yes! Women can propose marriage to men as well… It’s very important. There’s absolutely nothing wrong if a woman proposes to a man. When my husband met me, he proposed and I told him, I’ve heard but as time goes on, I told him I love you more. When a person tells you ‘I love you’ doesn’t mean he has married you.”
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In the Ghanaian culture and tradition, it is the man who is expected to propose. The woman is expected to show initial resistance or ‘woman does’ before she gives in no matter how much she loves the man.
A woman who proposes to a man is seen as fast, pushy, cheap, desperate and worthy of love because she has given ‘scholarship’ to a man.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi also disclosed that generally Ghanaian women are romantic but tradition has shut it.
According to her, the education needed before and during marriage are not given by parents.
The mother of six also stated that sex plays an essential part in a successful marriage and urged women not to shy away from such conversations with their husbands.