Debates have been ignited in the media as to whether the girl child is being given too much attention at the expense of the boy. A good number of men have spoken about the same saying that it’s true, the boy has been neglected. What is interesting is the manner in which the activists of the male children are fighting for recognition.
To begin with, a feminist never took pride in making man look bad or inferior before anyone. Perhaps this is why the feminism movement got deeply rooted within our society and perhaps more reasons why it might never be uprooted.
Remember those days when a girls education used to be sacrificed so that their brothers could go to school? Young Girls were left with no option but to get married so as to get money to finance their brothers education and the lives of the rest of the family back at home. Feminism made it possible for a girl to be allowed to go to school. It made it possible for a lady to choose whoever man she wanted to marry and to decide whatever age she wanted to get married. All this while, very few men believed in us. There was resistance to it back then but thank heavens, they couldn’t stop an idea whose time was ripe.
Feminism made it possible for a woman who would get divorced to get her fare share in whatever wealth they had accrued with her husband. Men would argue that the economic success of the family was entirely dependent on them. Feminism argued that while a woman stays at home, gets pregnant and sires children, cleans for you, cooks for you and ensures everything you need for the next day is in order, she is investing her time and energy. Therefore she should have a share in whatever money you make out there.
Feminism made our young girls believe that men are not better than them. It made a girl understand that if she worked harder, she would be as successful as a man or even more successful. Hence the rising of the statement, “what a man can do, a woman can do.” so when the girl child put in more effort and determination in whatever she did, very few men believed in her. It was until the girl started emerging top in business, education, politics, sports and other things that people suddenly realized that it was true, she could do it.
Enough with the success of a girl child. A look into what the boy child spokesperson does to reinstate the boy child. This group of young men has realized that they can only bring down a woman if they attack her success. They want by all means possible to link the success of a woman to an unknown man somewhere. They are against successful women because as we both know, a successful woman is fully aware of her place in this man eat man society and there isn’t much that anybody can do to belittle her. They are against women who are very educated because of the fear that they will challenge you intellectually and hence make you look inferior. What is even more crazy is that they are against a woman who is physically very beautiful. They cannot believe that such a woman can belong to one man alone.
The boy child activist wants to applause a mediocre woman. Not too educated, not too smart, not too rich, among other things. Ladies and gentlemen, this is because the mediocre woman can easily be manipulated and moulded into whatever shape the insecure man desires.
Feminism is here to stay. Women will not look back. They will not accept to be moulded into whatever shape the man of this society thinks is suitable for them. They will not take a step back. To all the women out there “in fide vade”. And if the boy child feels threatened by the empowerment and the success of the girl child, then no doubt, they were sleeping while others were at work and therefore, they truly need to be pulled out of their slumber.