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    Wink 1 proverbs

    Could somebody explain to me 1 proverbs because I coudn't find the meaning online. Thanks for help!

    Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.

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    Re: 1 proverbs

    Hi there

    this proverb expresses the negotiation of power between man and woman. Seemingly the head is at the top of the hierarchy , being atop the neck , but in reality it is the neck that moves the head. The "neck" influences the "head" to move in all directions.

    The neck also supports the head, so in a family setup it shows the relationship that man and woman might have to each other.


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    Re: 1 proverbs

    that although the man may be the (nominal) haed of the family,it's the woman who is in control and who makes the decisions

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