The dollar over women in Harvey’s new book

Steve Harvey, who’s famous for being a comedian, actor, and a successful radio host, is now receiving fame for giving women a better insight into how men think.

Harvey’s book titled “Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy And Commitment,” has managed to stay on USA Today’s best sellers list for seven weeks straight. It is now number three on the list.

One of the most important chapters is “Men Respect Standards, Get Some.” Most female readers should agree with everything in this chapter because women should have standards. Women should let men know whether they will settle for a date to a fast food restaurant like McDonald’s or if they want to sit and have dinner at a nice restaurant.

Also, women should let men know what kind of commitment they are looking for in a relationship.

While I agreed with Harvey expressing that women should have standards, I did have a problem with some other issues in the book.

He said before a man can concentrate on a relationship and/or marriage he has to know who he is, what he does, and how much he makes. The problem is from early childhood, most women plan out their fairy tale love story.

At an a young age, many girls are exposed to Barbie dolls and doll houses. They grow up watching movies such as Cinderella, and Snow White. As they watch these movies and play with dolls they plan out how they are going to grow up, get married, and have lots of children.

By the time a girl is 18 years old, she is anxious to find the man she will spend the rest of her life with. The man, however, does not entertain the thought of future commitments while growing up.

So, while a man has to get his priorities straight, which do not include women, are women supposed to just wait?

Most women, while they want a family, are focusing on careers. If women can devote as much time to their careers and take care of a household, a man should be able to do the same.

Steve Harvey did say the three P’s that a man will do for a woman. He said a man will profess, protect, and provide for a woman.

This is all good, but what if a man happens to lose his job or gets a decrease in pay? Does this mean the woman then has to wait until the man finds a new job to feel like she’s in a committed relationship again?       

I definitely hope not.

Lashuntrice Bradley is a fourth year broadcast student from Houston. She can be reached at