12/10/2012 05:08 pm ET

Maybe More Women Would Ask Guys To Marry Them If It Weren’t Seen As Such An Emasculating Bummer

Even if we wanted to propose to a man, and no one is saying we do, imagining an earnest, sincere woman down on one knee offering up a shiny engagement ring to a surprised/ecstatic dude beaming with tear-brimming eyes seems kind of, I dunno, off. What would female-led marriage proposals look like in the hetero community? How would it translate into pop culture? OK, so maybe we shouldn't just reverse the gender roles, but we could innovate a little.