Originally Posted by nskitts
I haven't read the whole thread but I did read about this in a magazine and it basically said that it's a new American phenomenon; the man as the incompetent accident-prone idiot prop of the American family. The article said to watch any commercial on TV and observe the man's role. He is either screwing something up, getting talked down to, etc.
Yup. I managed my life just fine, without getting myself killed, before she came along. I don't think I'd have any problem managing without her. Why many people today seem to forget this about their SO, in either role, I have no idea.