Female Student Asks Boyfriend to Marry Her

gender symbolIt’s hard to believe that less than 100 years ago, women could not vote, own land, or enjoy many of the equal rights that we now enjoy. I know that things are not perfectly equal between the two genders, but I like to think that women are closing the gender gap more and more every day.

According to a recent study, the number of women who enrolled in higher education programs grew by 136 percent between 1970 and 2000. That’s a huge increase! The increase was even more substantial in professional school programs, where the number of female students increased by 853 percent.

Since women are obviously getting on more equal ground with men, it should not be a complete surprise when a woman takes on a traditionally male role. However, Emily Hawley surprised her fellow graduates and boyfriend when she did just this.

Hawley is a valedictorian at Centenary College in New Jersey, and as such, delivered a speech at the school’s graduation ceremony. After delivering her speech, Hawley asked her fellow graduate, Josh Walker, to meet her up on the stage. Hawley then asked Walker, her boyfriend of seven years, to marry her. Walker said yes, although he admits he was caught slightly off guard.

Hawley did not get down on one knee or buy Walker a big shiny diamond ring. She said her proposal was “nontraditional enough.”

The couple has not set a wedding date yet, but are very excited with the new development in their relationship.

I say, “You go girl!” Oh, and “Congratulations!”

Via The Associated Press

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