It is old-school traditions versus new-age feminism. So when I hear about men who come here in their later years, marry a young Filipina who is more than 30 years younger and return to the States only to face ridicule and stigma from American society.. The assumption is that because it doesn’t work in the US, it must not be working anywhere else.
The very word ‘submissive’ is one that chokes in the throat of any woman who wants to be seen as ‘progressive’ among her peers.
Being an American myself, I have to say that in 49 years of living in the USA.. wife is in her 20’s and more often than not, very attractive. It’s not like in America where it’s pretty easy to tell the Mothers from the daughters. I want to know what makes their mind and heart ‘tick’. And from what I’ve observed of cultures outside the Philippines and within it here are some trends I have noticed..”.
I probably only saw or knew someone in a May-December relationship perhaps a dozen times. I’m the kind of person that observes and asks a lot of direct questions from people in private. That is great, and I raised my daughter along those lines.
Two men can show up at a party as being openly Gay, living together as spouses and these days nobody dares speak a word against it. slanders are uttered, accusations and judgments are made. People look at a younger woman and assume the ONLY reason she would ever marry him is because he is wealthy. She should be out there, in the world, making her own fortune and not relying on a man who has established some security he’s willing to share with her in marriage.
But that’s all assuming that ‘equality’ has anything to do with non-dependence. In a same-age relationship, if the husband works and the wife doesn’t..
And if I go to the larger malls in Cebu, I see it several times a day all through the day.