Men are assumed to be more dominant than women for many reasons. Some might say they’re just more aggressive, obtain powerful positions in the world, or we just strive to be on top. Men are supposed to wear the pants in the relationship, in other words “takes control of the relationship”. But if a man wants to do something a little more drastic why do they have to consult with their wife first? In many movies we have seen men go to their wife to get permission for something extreme for example ‘The Hangover’.
Right before Stu the dentist leaves to go with his friends to the bachelor party he gets the okay from his wife. They didn’t say if Stu was making more money than her but since he was a dentist it was safe to assume he was. He still had to make sure the wife was okay with it but it’s safe to say if didn’t wear the pants in that relationship. Which brings me to my next example, ‘300’.
In ‘300’ Leonidas was the toughest, scariest man in Spartam he was also king and he wore the pants in the relationship. He earned his position because he was a brave leader who feared no one. But when Leonidas felt disrespected by the messenger he turned back to see if it was okay from his wife to wage war. It seems no matter how high you are or what kind of society men will always seek permission from their wife.
No matter how dominant the men are or who will be wearing the pants in the relationship. The men will always consult things with their wife to make sure it’s okay. I guess you can say men will always be on a long leash held by their wife but if that’s true wouldn’t that mean the wife is actually wearing the pants and the wife is just letting their husbands feel like they are in power? What do you think?