The Feminism Quagmire

The Feminism Quagmire


Michelle Obama, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, Cleopatra, Your mum. I’ve read of and met a number of ladies that have proven to me beyond reasonable doubt that women do make the world go round. The influence of a woman in a society cannot be overlooked. Women fight for what they believe they truly deserve and fight well for it. I trust that all women will join me in declaring that equality must be present in society. No human being stands atop the other. We were all created in the image and likeness of God and should therefore, be subjected to similar laws.

In the spirit of feminism, I believe that we should all be subjected to the same laws. The education system in Kenya is the first of my concerns. The girl child is very much subjected to unfair treatment when it comes to education. Why would the girl child be admitted to university with similar grades to their male counterparts? I mean, the male students have 31 hours a day, more teachers and are the only ones that are taught Sciences. How else would we justify the cut-off point of joining a university being 65 for male students and 62 for female students? There are obviously more males than females in the country, so we need to balance out the literacy levels. What is equality if we cannot deny people equity in seeking a better future?

Why would Bobby Brown waste Whitney Houston to that level? What kind of human being would force another human being into a drug life he knows will kill her? Why would he, even after their divorce still be going over to her house and injecting her with lethal doses? It is always the man’s fault. Man is the root of all evil. I wouldn’t be so quick to Judge Bobby Brown now or at any given time without fully understanding their relationship. Fine, Bobby introduced her to drugs, but he didn’t give it to her after rehab did he? Why don’t we blame Whitney for not walking out the whole thing early enough? If it is all about equality, both should share the blame, unless Bobby tied her up in a dungeon and she had no option but to comply.

We talk so much of women’s rights being violated. What about the women that violate men’s rights? There was a case of a man who was attacked by two ladies in the US and he lost some fingers and was very badly disfigured. All for what? Dollars? No. Tickets to a Jay Z concert. This case was not given as much hype as Rihanna getting clobbered by Chris Brown. I won’t justify what the light skinned boy did to the lady and won’t even attempt to. What I’m simply driving at is where is the equality in these two scenarios? What of the man who was raped at gun point, and had his belongings, including his iPhone stolen by a lady before being thrown out of a moving van? Is rape ok just because it is happening to a man? It’s a public uproar when Rachael Shebesh is slapped for bombarding someone’s official place of work, but not such a big deal when a man in scorched by boiling water as he sleeps in Nyeri. I don’t know, you tell me where the equality is in that.

In Kenya there exists a women representative elective post. I agree, women need a representative and a special one for that matter. One that can represent their needs and wants to the central government and articulate their struggles at the oppression they face at the hands of men. Men have no struggles of course. Everything goes their way. That’s the reason why they don’t need representatives. For crying out loud (Yes, men do cry) why would the most populous gender in a country need special seats? Why do you even need to vie if you cannot competitively seek an elective post? And feminists or rather my independent ladies, why are you in support of this “elective” post? Doesn’t equality demand a level playing ground for all?

There exists no equality in life. Theoretically, you can seek all sorts of equality in life that you may feel you deserve. Practically, there exists no such term. Equity is the word I think most of you deluded human beings are looking for. Fairness does not mean equality. It merely means you get what you deserve. You can’t feed a calf in the same proportion that you feed a cow. Each gets what it practically  deserves. I believe before clamouring for non-existent and far-fetched rights, we should look at ourselves individually. Are you doing the exact same thing you are asking for? Are you sharing your salary equally in the household because you want to be equal? Let’s not lose our minds over minute things that were never an issue before. The feminists ask why God is referred to as a he, why don’t they raise the same question about the devil, I mean, HE used Eve to confuse Adam in any case. I have females in my family and I know how passionate they get about rights and all, but with no divorces and clearly well brought up children without my mother claiming equality, it beats logic. And that is what should prevail. Logic. The clamour should be equity over equality not vice versa.


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