GENDER TRUTH OR DOGMATIC MYTH
Maybe we follow more of society’s conventional perspective than the actual thinking and abilities of an individual and in the end, we fail on individual abilities……….
What if society is actually blocking our opportunities because in most cases we fail to change or take a step forward fearing what society will say, about us, next step. That is the judging made by society.
So the question goes …. ceteris Paribas, like gender, sex, one’s position in society, social beliefs “what determines one’s ability to perform a given role in society??
One may ask themselves why am focusing on this at this very moment ?? with clear evidence provided by the current situation lets focus on women because everything seems normal for men…well talk about men in the coming episode….so the roles played by the female sex is slowly shifting with the changing society…from the past that is the African traditional societies understanding of women’s role in society. To some people this is seen as an abomination if we are to follow our indigenous teachings.
Let’s dig deep into our discussion maybe we can get a better understanding of what am talking about. Looking at the picture below. I took it from down town as you are moving to Namuwongo side is a smart lady enjoying her work as a boda boda rider.
Example two. Along owino street towards Nakivubbo street is a construction site .and most of the unprofessional work like mixing of gravel, carrying bricks is for women. To me that’s beautiful and amazing but to my surprise. Just heard two ladies next to me conversing shamefully that “women no longer respect their nature”.
Then there is a mother of three working with a local security company as a security guard, whose husband is a boda boda rider. So after interviewing this woman, she told me that the income she earns is not enough and so she had to look for alternatives. but she has been over challenged especially by her fellow women who discourage her saying that that’s the maximum level of poverty one can be in.
So whole situation here goes what drives gender??sex??, society, religion, or culture??
What if in society roles are not divided according to sex, religion, or culture, tribe ??what if we adopt gender equality maybe we can live better, perhaps we should go radical… so the ball is set rolling
Let’s become better and not bitter.