Women Deserve Better

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You know, I am someone who believes and advocates that women should be treated right and accorded maximum respect. If you call me a FEMINIST, you might not be economical with truth. Two days ago, I was having a discussion with wifey when I suddenly asked her what her long term goal is, as a mother and a wife. And as expected, she was smitten by my question and had to take a long breath to respond. Yet, her response was vague and illusive. It's not entirely her fault, neither is it the fault of "most" women out there who believe that their priority when single is, to get married, and when married, to make babies for their husbands and relax while their husband's take care of them and probably dies from suffocation of excess bills to cater for. As someone (feminist) who believes that women deserve more than they are accorded, I deemed it fit to start from my home. I will be the biggest hypocrite if I preach equality and fairness for women whereas my wife lives in bondage and cannot speak up or have a say in her own life, hence, I popped that question to wifey, in anticipation that it would stir up the awareness in her to demand and acknowledge that she worth better, by striving to have things going for her. I have always taught my daughters that they can do anything/everything. In fact, I have stylishly eliminated "I can't" from their dictionary and I have been elated to see them struggle to make the right decisions even at their tender age. Our parents had made the mistake of telling our sisters and wives that their focus should be on getting married, and after marriage, making babies and looking up to their husbands for change (little money they can make for/by themselves). And in turn, this has rendered so many women incapacitated immediately they lose their husbands as well as the male factors (providers) in their lives. The above reason is why women are wrongly perceived as liabilities and people who only bring sex to the table in exchange for what their husband/boyfriend provides. This is totally wrong and unacceptable as women are worth more and can do better. "Most" men can do little without the assistance of their girlfriend, woman or wife, as regards taking care of themselves (washing their clothes, dishes and grooming). Whereas, a woman can do these and more by herself without depending on a man. Let's help increase the worth of our women by encouraging them to do better, by empowering them, teaching them and supporting them to chase and build their dreams. They are not in competition with us (men), neither are they less of a human. Never trade what you desire most for what you want at the moment!!!

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