Its been a while on here! sorry readers for completely ignoring you! that’s for the few readers i have left! My long absence on here was very much needed! I have been on a much needed quest to rediscovering myself and my passions!
i’ll like to share with you guys something I have been working on and basically a newer understanding of the concept of feminism…
first and foremost i’ll like to state and be proud to be quoted anywhere
‘I am a Feminist’
Yes call it gay, or whatever derogatory statement the world is using this days but i’m sure after reading this…. you’ll agree with me that
Everyone should be a Feminist – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I recently stumbled on a video of one of my icons (Click this link – http://youtu.be/hg3umXU_qWc) whom i quoted above where she emphasizes the dual genderistic nature of feminism! this got me and I have since then become a proclaimed Feminist simply because i agree that there should be equality amongst genders…. Yes Women are Humans as much as men are and should be treated just as same.
I know this coming not just from a black man but an African and Even a Nigerian from the Yoruba tribe, sounds like a tell tale but yes I agree with every feminist out there however bogus they’re ideas are.
Growing up I was introduced to a silent notion of Women’s place being in the kitchen, sad as it may be, this notion had eaten into the very grey matter that was the brain of any average Nigerian person i knew. i remember clearly a nursery rhyme i always loved singing when I was younger.
Children in the garden playing games
Daddy in the sitting room watching TV
Mummy in the kitchen cooking food.
This Rhyme seemed harmless then but looking over it now, it re-emphasized this demeaning idea or notion where every other member of the family is involved in some form of recreational activity and the mother is slaving away in the kitchen ensuring everyone is fed. It is sad to know that this was taught to our children and formed the basis for their idea of the social family structure.
This also reflected in my own house growing up, however subtle…. all my siblings are guys as i am too…. haha! so it was just my mum for a while till we had live in relatives….however my mum was a career woman but somehow still took responsibility for the immediate household chores till I and my siblings were old enough to take responsibility
I refer back to the age of no information, when our forefathers depended on agriculture, women were taken along to the farms to work alongside they’re husbands, this was supposed to be they;re workplace but now you find derogatory statements of requiring women to stay at home while men are considered the ‘breadwinners’ I say this is arrant rubbish.
However I can not say that the concept of Female Equality and Feminism would be integrated into society instantly or even in my lifetime, as they say
Rome was not built in a day or a 100 infact
as change is and has been, it will be gradual…. I have just decided to be part of the process and lend my voice to the many others out there and say at the top of my voice.
Yes! I am a Feminist and No! I am not a woman