THE 'girl math' trend started on Tik Tok to redefine women's bad budgeting habits… then there is 'boy math', to mock all kinds of male actions. Here now is 'Jamaican man math'.
1. It's him avoiding expressing vulnerability due to flawed societal expectations, then lashing out (because it's not natural to keep emotions in) and then we have abuse cases and court appearances.
2. He expects traditional gender roles in the relationship, without considering shared responsibilities, and then accuses his woman of being too independent when she balks at peeling bananas, doing laundry with her hands, and making food after work everyday.
3. He ignores small issues and dismisses minor concerns — like his health — and is then shocked when these small issues spiral, and he's hit with a worrying diagnosis.
4. He overlooks self-care, and then is shook when his woman ogles metrosexuals.
5. He justifies not seeking emotional support, adhering to the idea that he should handle challenges independently, and then is surprised when he snaps under pressure.
6. He won't say the number two, or Manchester, but it's OK to share a spliff with his buddy or sip from the same Henny bottle.
7. Jamaican man math is having a wife and a girlfriend, and then driving by the girlfriend's house at night, because he thinks she's cheating.
Jevaughnie Smith is a third-year communications student.