I know you’ve heard the rumor about Jamaicans have 15 jobs at a time.It’s a stereotype sure, but one that has some truth to it.Another time, my male cousin came out of the bathroom holding his pants up around his waist because he didn’t have a belt. I can’t be completely honest about this subject without addressing the notion that Jamaican men just can’t seem to keep it at home.
And the husband’s response was: “Yeah right, of your mouth.” They had this conversation in front of a car full of people and it was funny.
But the American side of me knew there were people who would cringe at such a “crass” conversation.
They assured me that it’s not something Jamaican women accept; but they can’t stop a man from doing what he’s going to do, if he’s going to do it.
They can only decide what they’re going to do in response to his infidelity.
And like I said, the family was close, the daughter who had just gotten married, lived next door to her mother and father.
One night, the wife, (the daughter), jokingly said to the husband, I was a virgin when we got married.
Rumor has it that they’re misogynistic, controlling and philanderers.
But let’s be real, what ethnic group of men can we not say that about?
Just like anybody else there are the good and the bad. But I also know Jamaican men, both inside and outside of my family, who treat their partners like queens.
Do I know Jamaican men who have treated their women with little to no respect? They’ve sacrificed to make life better for their wives and their children.
Whether your man has three jobs, or just one, more times than not he’ll have a pretty impressive work ethic. Thing is family gatherings tend to be a very important part of social life.