Some people might get a little bit iffy about women proposing to their man especially the most religious people. In the bible it says, "He who finds a wife, finds a good thing," and people take that to heart thoroughly. Therefore they feel that it is not necessary for women to propose to their boyfriends. Since the man is considered the aggressor he has to be the one to get down on one knee for his girl to become his wife. The funny thing is in this day in age, women constantly complain about a man's fear of commitment and how she dreams of a big wedding but for some reason he won't take the relationship to the next level.
On the other hand there are some men that don't mind a women proposing because it takes some of the pressure off of him. Some of you might think he is being a punk but I can see their point on this. It should be ok for women to take the initiative sometimes especially since they are in this relationship together. It seems like a bit more pressure for a man to propose because of the fact that he usually asks his girlfriend's father for her hand in marriage and that has to be intimidating. For a women it might a bit easier.
Halle Berry set a great example for a female taking charge on changing the status to her relationship. No, it didn't work out with her first husband, but she never gave up and now she just got married to the love of her life who is also the father of her soon-to-be-born son. Some people think her marriage didn't last because she proposed but I don't see what one has to do with the other. Things change and sometimes they fail.
This topic has so much controversy because of how society is and how they refer back to the bible. What is said in the bible is just to guide, what people do in their life is their business. I think it is ok for women to propose as long as their man is ok with it if they get on the topic of marriage. Like I said so many women complain about men not wanting to get married but sometimes the women should step in and make a move. The world just have to be more open minded.