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Women Getting Ahead
Yes! Despite our shortcomings,
women have remarkable talents and have made incredible impact in the world around them. Women have taken leading roles in various aspects of their lives. Fact that men have been dominating most industries shouldn’t erode women confidence. The way forward
is for women to define success in their own terms. Start with what they are passionate about whether in teaching, fashion design, photography, film & theatre, event management, and marketing for personal development.
Are married black African women getting the much-needed support from their spouses? I would say many women have been left frustrated;
the road from being a housewife to career minded wife has been bumpy. Let me say what I know without mincing words, an alpha African husband is comfortable with a home comforter than a career wife____na mi talk kam!
Nowhere are the gender differences more pronounced
than in a traditional domestic setting. I was mad when an Igbo lady said to me ‘my mother brought me up to always respect my husband’. I retorted ‘should
be reciprocal’ as in respect for each other, not one sided. She fired back ‘well in Igboland,
you have to respect your husband oooo…leave all these western ways of thinking you write on your blog …..nwanem’. Pointless asking if her mother also taught her
sons to respect their wives/girlfriends?
She has never worked as in paid employment which doesn’t sit well with me. They are probably
new breed of homemakers and home comforters each one to their own, but these same women are the most discontented housewives ironically will forever remain steadfast with what their husbands tell them! They are women trailng behind; definitely not ahead. Remember this is my bona fide blog, I say what I like, so it’s a free rein here, abi!