Is Feminism really for or against us ?
So yesterday, a friend after seeing my post celebrating IWD asked if I was a feminist and I answered in affirmation. Then he looked at me like being a feminist as a man equates weakness.
Because people see Africans as poor, helpless & corrupt forgetting our bountiful potential, does that stop us from being African.
Where the patriarchal system and rules are also harming us.
Being a man today isn't the standard to attain.
Where women do not feel that it's the man's responsibility to pay the cheque on a date or wait for the man to asks for a split knowing he wouldn’t because of tradition.
And when in times of crisis and limited resources the women do not receive emergency aid before men.
For my religious friends, the fact that these traditions were also reflected in the Biblical or Quranic times doesn't mean they aren't patriarchal.