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Old 02-21-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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Ok let me start off my saying please don't get offended!! LOL OK So I told my mom we were thinking of moving to Tennessee, she was excited until someone who has a sister inlaw who lives near Knoxville says that the men in Tennessee do not like opinionated/liberated women. They like the whole barefoot and pregnant, cook my dinner, you get my drift. So what do you think? Are women who speak their minds and are strong treated differently? I believe that a whole diverse group makes up a state. The good, bad and ugly. I know that there are areas right here in Florida. Just wanted to know what you guys think? Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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I don't know about Tennessee but I know there's plenty of those types here in New York and New Jersey!! I think there's plenty everywhere.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Yes, I see that sometimes in the very religious and farm families, but I also see just the opposite. Single moms doing great and proud of it. So yes it is here in some family units, but not necessarily in the general public. Make sense?
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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Haven't seen any cavemen in Franklin........
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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"...the men in Tennessee do not like opinionated/liberated women. They like the whole barefoot and pregnant, cook my dinner..."

Opinionated/liberated female attitudes aren't a problem in Tennessee. The Southern states now have a uniform introduction process for new female residents that includes a two week lock-down for attitude modification. This is mandatory within ten days of relocation for all females over 12 years of age. Lodging and meals and are covered as either part of your apartment deposit or your new home's closing costs.

The focus of the activities is to get you new gals "right with the world", so you will fit in properly. There's time spent on sewing, hand washing clothes, clothes line techniques and ironing. Southern cooking and good southern manners are covered in depth.

All employers are aware of this and are required, by law, to grant the time off. Some even do so with pay. Be sure and ask about it at your interviews.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I want to clarify here, I was at work and only had a few minutes to answer your question.
In the families I was speaking of, I wouldn't say the thought is "women are to be kept quiet, in the kitchen and pregnant" I mean the man IS the head of the household, his word is final in family decisions. I have seen where some men will tell their wife they can not wear reveling, tight skinned clothes, or to hang out with certain people he disapproves of, etc. But it is the wifes choice to agree. I am not talking about abusive situations.
My own personal note here, if my dh tried that, I would just laugh, but personally wouldn't do anything to offend him either. So both situations work. I have had to bite my tongue in a few instances where women friends have made comments like, "I can't go there (where ever that may be) because my husband wouldn't approve" Or " I had to quit that job because my husband didn't like the hours they gave me" But like I said, they are happy in their marriage, who am I to say different?
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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ROFL!!! Oh Joss,....... You are AWFUL!!!!! Bless your heart.




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"...the men in Tennessee do not like opinionated/liberated women. They like the whole barefoot and pregnant, cook my dinner..."

Opinionated/liberated female attitudes aren't a problem in Tennessee. The Southern states now have a uniform introduction process for new female residents that includes a two week lock-down for attitude modification. This is mandatory within ten days of relocation for all females over 12 years of age. Lodging and meals and are covered as either part of your apartment deposit or your new home's closing costs.

The focus of the activities is to get you new gals "right with the world", so you will fit in properly. There's time spent on sewing, hand washing clothes, clothes line techniques and ironing. Southern cooking and good southern manners are covered in depth.

All employers are aware of this and are required, by law, to grant the time off. Some even do so with pay. Be sure and ask about it at your interviews.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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Very funny Josh. LOL I knew it was a loaded question. haha mbmouse, I am like you, but you know what? My husband has never said I could not do something or go somewhere. I run the house because he travels so much. But I think that managment is my calling. Thats what I did before the kids came. But thanks you guys, I know that there are men like that out there, this woman who said this must be in that type of relationship so therefore thats the way Tennessee men are.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Different family dynamics are everywhere, not just TN
I think it would be unfair to say any one Tennessean is just like another. Granted, souther hospitality and Christianity run strong and deep here. But other than that, I cant say I have come across a family that is any different here than anywhere else in the country. It takes all kinds. That goes for anywhere I think.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I have found the opposite to be true. I find the men here honor and respect their wives and girlfriend's opinion. It's wonderful.

When we lived in Florida my husband was surrounded by people that thought a man could just do what he wanted, no matter what. Since we've moved here, and these other guys have rubbed off on him, he's a completely new man!

The women I've met here, young and old alike, are very opinionated and won't hesitate to tell you their point of view. The men simply defer to them!

I found myself looking around recently and saying to my husband, "You know what? I'm no longer worried about our daughter growing up and getting married if she marries one of these fine gentlemen."

Oh, I also have to say that I find the men at work to be very protective of the women. It's wonderful, too!
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