Feminism. What is it to be a feminist in a world that is filled with so many young men, who feel they too need the same attention their counterparts are getting? What defines a country that strives for equality? What do we make of this unfair imbalance brought on men and the separation and division of men and women? What equality is thereof?
A feminist is one who advocates for the emancipation, empowerment and advancement of women ONLY. She looks after her sister’s handbag and her sister’s kids, especially the girl children. She would do just anything to protect, show love and help her sister. She helps her with her wardrobe and makes sure that the mistress (if there is any) is dealt with correctly and accordingly. She is inspired by women, like her sister, who do not just hold down a good position but also a good body. She is jealous sometimes but she tries her all to make sure that her sister knows that she could move mountains for her. She is her sister’s keeper after all. She, too, is empowered and powerfully beautiful.
The sad thing about this beautiful powerful sister is that her future husband will be one lazy man who will moan all day and you know why? Simple. Feminism failed to equip not only her but those she loves, those she would eventually grow old with (all thanks to the thing called love) someday. Fortunately I would not blame her because her goal really was to be empowered and they really did try to uplift her. The mistake was with the upliftment of the female child only. Hear me right, there is nothing wrong with pushing the women empowerment envelope but at whose cost?
I imagine South Africa and many parts of the world still having a high rate of children who will live to tell their children, grandchildren and those who care to listen that they were abandoned by their fathers, that, they too, are products of rape. Their fathers abused not only their mothers, sisters, daughters and their girlfriends but them too. I would hate that. I would hate to see these young men go around making babies without protection and without actually taking care of their off springs.
Feminism is falling, whether we like it or not. It is also failing us, the entire humankind. We cannot for any reason undo what they (our forefathers) did but we can do what we can with what we have which is the ability to empower each other regardless of gender, sexual orientation, sex, cultural background, group class, and race or pigmentation.
We need to think about the future, about our sons and daughters not just our daughters only.