The man is the head of the family

Following up on your comments on Brigitte’s post (the changing Iranian society), especially the comments by Reza and Monique, here is an excerpt from the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The father, the indisputable head of the family, is against her daughter going to school downtown and the daughter is exasperated. The mother, however, reassures her daughter that…

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Reza K
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6 years ago

Here is the thing !!! “USUALLY” the man is the head of the family, at least in the Iranian society. But of course this may not even apply to an American family, where the woman is far more independent than an Iranian man could even comprehend !!! In the Iranian family, however, HE is the man and he has the power to inflict damage more than anybody else in the family. BUT the problem is right there: If you are the man, then “BE THE MAN”. We, the Iranian men :), are very happy to be the men, but we… Read more »

Christophe B
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2 years ago

This sentence is interesting: “Man is the head and woman is the neck”, because almost all times, the Greek father will think he has all the right in his family.
But in an American family, the woman has the same right.

So maybe the man is the head and can see what he wants, but the woman is the neck so she chooses what the man looks at.

Time changes and rules in families at the same time.

Leegan D
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2 years ago

I really like this video and his title “The Woman is the neck”, because in this video the father think he have the only and last choice for his family.
I like this post in a second time, because we can see a woman who want to expose another idea, which seems better than that of the father.
I think the title is very important to conclude, in fact the Woman is the neck because she is here to tell if the choice is right or not.

Gauthier F
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1 year ago

In France, I think men isn’t the head of the family. There is equality between man and woman, in my generation of course. In the 1980 and older, I think it’s look like the video.

Last edited 1 year ago by gauthier f
Gauthier F
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1 year ago

In France, I think man isn’t the head of the familly. There is equality between man and woman, in my generation of course. In the 1980’s and before, I think it looked like the video.

Last edited 1 year ago by gauthier f
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