‘Because You Are A Woman’ is not a good enough reason.

Feminism is not about hating men, it is about equality for both men and women. Feminism is most certainly NOT about destroying African culture, this ideology obviously come from ones’ idea of  what African culture means. I would like to believe that African culture should have evolved enough to put women at the top, since women are educated and independent.

My conversations about what women can and can’t do always turn into a heated debate because I strongly disagree with stereotypes, generalisations and single mindedness  about  women. I strongly believe men need to be taught and socialised about gender issues & equality from an early age; to stop assuming certain responsibilities are only suitable for women.

Fairness; equality and a society where people can be judged based on merit, not their gender.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, who is a firm believer and advocate of women’s rights gave a moving and thought-provoking speech to the class of 2015 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Read her speech here. 

Have you ever been marginalised or found yourself in a compromising situation because of your gender?  How do you think gender issues can be addressed? I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Take care, 

Nomfundo

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2 thoughts on “‘Because You Are A Woman’ is not a good enough reason.

  1. I think as women we have all find ourselves in situations because of our gender.
    Gender issues should be addressed of critical importance to our society. Once we have collectively identified that gender issues are present, then we create a solution.

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    • That is so true @IslandGirl, there is a sense of denial and ignorance when it comes to gender issues. We see it everyday but it these issues are often not addressed.

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