Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Good And Bad Face of Feminism.

The four tenets of feminism hypothesize equality, development, peace and respect. They claim that men and women are equal, that men are in leadership because they stereotype women as sexual objects, that people can never be fulfilled and happy except they stop sexual discrimination against women, and the total transformation of the society for a better community can only come with women being involved as partners.
In the West, most women won the war of feminism but lost that of a successful home. Here is the deal; the women express equal or more rights than the men. Women think that feminism means liberty. It is not quite true as women in Africa were already ruling before the advent of feminism. Examples are Mwami Ndahiro I Riyange of Rwanda and the Modjadji V of South Africa (traditionally called the Rain Queen) who were leading their villages long before feminism ever showed its marriage breaking head worldwide. During the time they reigned, western women were still in their fetters and brass of male chauvinism.
The first tenet holds true to an extent when you look at certain occurrences. Women are still under bondage in America and many other places as no woman has ever been president. The other day a journalist asked Secretary Clinton who was her designer? A question they usually and would not ask a man. When Maria Shriver divorced her husband: Arnold Schwarzenegger, journalists always pelted her with, “Oh, she just stepped out.” No one worried that Schwarzenegger was going out. To sell the fight between Rhonda Roussey, and Miesha Tate, the promoters used their beauty and sex appeal to promote the fight ; something they do not do with the men. Instead with the men, they showcase their skills. With the women, they show them like beautiful creatures having a catfight.
Nonetheless, women are not equal to men as the Bible states clearly that they are a weaker vessel. It is not saying they are an inferior vessel. If we are honest with each other in this debate, we will agree that women and men are different. Entropy affects women much more than men as the former mature faster than the latter.  That is why most Christian women who have quickly embraced the tenets of feminism and rejected the orthodoxy of Christianity have found marriage a reclusive turncoat of try by error.
Most women have won the feminist battles but lost that of keeping a home with the highest rate of divorce in America. They excuse themselves that people in other countries stay married not for love but due to cultural reasons. If that was true then they should not be happy too. But statistics prove that women in general in other countries are happier than American women. The western woman sold her daughters to feminism and gave the society spoiled wives. They want to be single, but they cannot, and they find themselves in the category of the angriest group of women. Single women are the angriest group of women. Don’t mind this empty rhetoric: “I am single and happy”. That is just “Soapbox Talk”.
Men are not only in leadership because they are wise or better leaders, but they are there because of male chauvinism. Both in the bible and traditionally, women managers have done better than male managers. Therefore, the feminist are right to decry such inequality. Without feminism, women in the West and some oriental societies would not have had the rights they have now. Consequently, not everything about feminism is evil or morally wrong.
However, happiness cannot be procured from treating other people or when men treat women as equals. Happiness must begin from the inside of the individual, for one can only give what they have. If you are not happy inside, you cannot give a woman anything outside of you. Those who were not happy before will not be happy no matter who comes into their life because those who come only help to make what was inside to blossom.
For example; if a poor man is not a womanizer and becomes one once he becomes rich, we cannot fault his riches. His riches have only given him the opportunity to showcase what was inside of him. Sometimes we say “I did not know this person was like this.” They were like that but did not have the occasion to prove it. You are just the opportunity for them to prove their capability.
Therefore, for the world to be a happy place, people should first of all love themselves and then love their neighbors as themselves. There are many people who do not even love themselves but pretend to love other people. If you love yourself, you will treat other people the way you want to be treated. If you don’t have self-love, you cannot love someone else.

Until then, that is the bad and good face of feminism.

St Arrey of Ntenako.


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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