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Jodie Turner-Smith proposing to husband is an empowering lesson for women

July 28, 2021

Happily ever after. Ask any woman what she thinks about when she hears those words, you are likely to hear about her favorite movie where the woman is rescued from a situation and the man that she loves sweeps her off her feet, asks her to marry him, and they go on to live happily ever after.

From our earliest memorable moments in life, women and girls are told that the path to a successful relationship and marriage is following the existing cultural mandate of patiently dating someone for an undefined time period and waiting for that individual to decide to ask for your hand in marriage. If that day never comes, you are left to contemplate why it never happened and greater society sees you as a social failure.

Recently, actor Joshua Jackson revealed on The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon that his spouse, the amazing actress Jodie Turner-Smith, was the person in their relationship that popped the marriage question. As you can imagine, the response to this bit of information set social media abuzz with discussions on whether or not it’s appropriate for a woman to propose to her man.

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