Reading Nate’s post about the chick who wants to get back with him after a decade made me laugh. It also made me think on the woes of females the world over, who have one thing in common; the desire to be equal.
The Women’s Lib movement has come a long way and they have the skins to show for the many victories they’ve achieved along the way. I am not going to believe any more that the situation is as bad as it used to be in the past. Even in the remotest place in the world, I believe the men folk have changed their attitude to females. Times really change.
So with the affirmative action; that 1.5 at campu and all the good things that are reserved for the fairer sex, it is a stretch to still go on about how unfair the male chauvinistic world is to women. Otherwise, why are we even trying to change things if for all these years, nothing’s changing?
Seems the world is getting set in a cozy place where all the men have to do is make all the appropriate noises when the debate comes. That’s how to be politically correct, y’know. That’s how the president spots you and gives you a job. That’s how the pastors in church will spot you and beg you to start a special ministry. While you are at it, donors will come in coz if your pastor recommends your ministry, it just gotta be good, right?
Meanwhile the sins of old are still virulent. That old thing about a woman being insecure walking down a Kampala street in sackcloth is still alive and well. Yeah, she doesn’t have to wear a body-hugging see through; she just gotta be female. Heck, some guys are also hit on!
A simple thing like going to the market will mess up a woman’s day coz some louts think they are scoring points whistling at her. She got a family; there are people who call her mamma and she has responsibilities toward her man at home. She is the mother of the nation but do these peeps even think this is important?
We need to lay this on someone. We need a scapegoat. Warren…