Women always have to prove their point in life. In school if a girl is in the top 10 its always a great achievement. For boys it’s regarded as normal.
In companies to have a lady boss is regarded as a milestone for her. As gentleman as I am, I believe “To be born a woman is to win first prize in the lottery of life“.
I surely thought by this century, men would have evolved and would have dropped this banal issue and inequality will be a thing of the past.
I was wrong. Still wrong and might eternally be wrong.
When a woman gives birth, people sends their congrats and the sequence is always the same to those that pay visits at the hospital or do visit the newly born at home. “Oh congratulations on your baby. Is it a boy or girl. What’s the name”?
Inequality begins at birth.
“It’s a boy, oh that’s really nice. The father will be very happy. You have cemented your place in the relationship”.
“It’s a girl, don’t worry keep trying, you will eventually get a boy. All shall be well”
Traditionally for a girl to go to school, it needed more convincing to the parents as compared to boys. For a girl to advance her education lots of questions needed answers.
Fast forward to today, In relationships, it’s easy for a husband to say “this is Yvonne or Vhuvu, she is my friend. We have known each other for days. She was talking about her husband going on holiday. She invited us, we are joining them”, he chronicles.
All she(wife) has to do is nod her head in unison.
Reverse the situation. Can or may a wife come home to say “daddy this is my friend Beaton. We are workmates. They are going on holiday with his wife and we have been invited. We are joining them. Will be drinking lots of coffee together”.
There will be a funeral, either for the male friend or his wife, if not both.
Even on phones, men prefer doing settings on their wife’s or galfriends phones. Going through the phone books and chat history. Nothing wrong with themselves,so they say. If the wife does the same, its a different ball game.
Girls have even imitated the wearing of trousers to equal men. Some men still have problems with that. I wonder if there are women who have a problem with men wearing a skirt.
But then again. Some men have gone to behave like Susan. Painting nails and “swinging”, is it still in the name of equality?
Now, I’m confused.