Women are beautiful, wonderful, strong creatures. It does not matter how uneducated, each and every one of them has the strength in them. Often I’ve had to engage in a lot of arguments with people who didn’t really know what feminism was about. So here it is:
It is a collection of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women
This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.
Feminist movements have campaigned and continue to campaign for Women’s right including the right to Vote, to hold public office, to work to fair wages or equal pay, town Property , to enter contract to have equal rights within marriage and to have Maternity leave.
An awful lot these females want you might think but apart from the maternity leave men also enjoy all these rights not because they are better but because they’ve had the notion that women should be relegated to the background. Feminists have also worked to promote bodily autonomy and integrity, and to protect women and girls from rape sexual harassment and domestic violence.
You might say women voice out their frustrations in an abusive marriage but it would interest you to know that most women still keep it to themselves and hide under the umbrella of “for the sake of their children” to remain in the relationship or marriage.
Some women are forced not to work because “in Nigeria women are supposedly not allowed to be ambitious”
Women need to be empowered. I’m sure you’ve heard this over and over again
Please don’t get tired of hearing this.
We need a better country and to move forward the “females” need to be given almost equal if not equal rights as the men.
Train a woman and you’ve trained a nation but train a man and you’ve trained an individual.
It’s therefore not surprising when Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Mo Abudu “If your country (Nigeria) does not empower women, you cannot grow beyond a certain point“
It’s however important to note that being feminist does not give a free ticket to women to disrespect their husbands or fail in marital and family duties.
Let’s make a change!
Written by Karhyma
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