It has been a while…How are you all?
My topic today would be on my view on a delicate issue here in africa, the topic;
EQUALITY BETWEET MEN AND WOMEN/ MY VIEW. ARE WOMEN UNDERRATED OR NONCHALANT HERE IN AFRICA???
There are no clear answers to this topic, why? I will explain why. It’s true that we tend to jump right into whatsoever that is in vogue- the trend in the western world, trying so hard to fit in. We never really consider that human beings tend not to value what they didn’t struggle for. For instance women suffrage, voting rights were gained in some countries in the western world in the 19th century some western U.S states included.
First and foremost, what does this word suffrage mean? It means “the right or chance to vote, express an opinion or participate in a decision.” That’s according to the English dictionary.
Now, politics aside… I know the reaction to this would be “now we are talking politics too?” Lol
How many women in our various African communities in this present generation are ready to become suffrages? How many have fought for their opinions on issues affecting their nations? How many have gone an extra mile to stop the status quo?
Some communities still practice traditions that are unfavorable to their women folk. Some countries here in Africa leave enough room for women to thrive… the question is, do the women utilize these opportunities? Families train daughters through higher institution when majority of these hot brains can’t wait to marry some rich men and become house wives. Lol! Now as a house wife, what equality are you looking for? What partnership are you into? (Smiling….)
In some areas in Africa, women are married off in their teens, what have their mothers done to fight this? Child brides that we hear about. A daughter is married off at an early age. As early as between 12 and 13yrs of age. “Child abuse”, if you can’t fight for your little girl’s civil right as a mother, who would?
Some women are driven out of their homes in some countries here in Africa, once they are widowed no matter how much she (the wife) contributed into making/building that very home( not necessarily in monetary aspect). How many suffragists have surfaced in such areas to fight for their rights?
Funny enough in this life, if you don’t take things that concerns you particularly seriously. Rarely will someone else break an arm or leg for you concerning that very issue. How many women in Africa are really at the focal point? At political level, check out the type of women that contest during elections, some of them do not even get the votes of their immediate family members because they refuse to work as hard as the men during the campaigns. They make it appear as if it was all a joke. Their lackadaisical attitude towards issues is nothing to write home about. If you want anyone to take you seriously in life, first convince that person of your seriousness through actions.
African women are hard working, they are intelligent and a very patient breed but do they want to be treated as equals by men? Do they really want to be treated as equal with men? Do they want to be allowed to fight alongside male soldiers in wars fronts? Do they want to be car mechanics? Do they want to be bishops? Do they want to be governors? Do they want to rule our nations? Do they want to be buying lunches for male friends sometimes? Lol. Do they want to be heard and taken very seriously in our societies?
Those are the questions we need to answer before paying lips service to equality between men and women. It will make no sense to be agitating for equality with men while you on the same hand, plan to sleep your way to the top at the office… Lol
Did the male MD use “backdoor favours” to his female bosses to acquire such prestigious post, at the top? It wouldn’t make sense to fight for equality when you use your feminity to get “favours” from men every chance you get. If you want to be taken seriously, earn it through hard work. You will be noticed and accorded that respect… tough huh? It is, what it is…Lmao
Thank you all and have a wonderful evening…