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Just one of the reasons why I love my husband

I wrote this a few months ago and today, on International Women’s Day, it feels like the right time to share it…

Just one of the reasons why I love my husband:

Last night we were talking about gender divide and how it’s ridiculous in this day and age that there is still a gender pay gap.

My husband: What I don’t understand is why there was ever one (a gender pay gap) in the first place.

Me: Because women take time off to have babies and their male counterparts get ahead.

Him: Yes, but if they’re doing the same job, they should be paid the same.

Me: Of course.

Him: But why did men ever think they were better than women in the first place? That’s what I don’t get.

Me: It was a control thing – men are generally physically stronger, so they used it to dominate women. Some men still do.

Him: But being physically stronger doesn’t give anyone the right to control or dominate anyone else.

Me: Exactly. It doesn’t

And that’s just one of the reasons why I love my husband.

In a past relationship, a controlling man used his strength to try and dominate me. I escaped. Not every woman is that lucky.