Elizabeth Warren's engagement story takes feminism to a new level

Women Can Propose Too

Elizabeth Warren was on the female empowerment train long before it was the "cool" place to be. On Sunday, the Massachusetts Senator shared her amazing engagement story on her Facebook page.

By the time I was 30, I thought my life was settled. Granted, not quite what I'd expected—but settled. I was a single...

Posted by Elizabeth Warren on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Yes, you read that right: 35 years ago, SHE proposed. Clearly, she was ahead of her time, and how can we not love her for it?

While proposals by women were unheard of in 1980, it's becoming more popular today as the feminist movement continues to sweep the globe.

Even with this wave of female empowerment, it's clear that proposals by women still aren't the norm. In fact, in 2012, a University of California, Santa Cruz study surveyed heterosexual students of both sexes and asked them about their preferred proposal situations: It turns out that two-thirds of the surveyed students preferred marriage proposals initiated by men.

More specifically, female students seemed almost completely disinterested in the thought of proposing to a man. A mere 2.8 percent of the female students reported to be "kind of" interested in initiating a proposal, and zero students said they would "definitely prefer a woman to propose."

With that being said, it's important to consider the recent steps that have been taken in our society in regard to sexuality, gender norms, and gender identification.

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