Keep calm. We are NOT Equal.

untitledI recently put up a status on Facebook that went like this:

 its hilarious the shocked speechless look i get when a guy is preparing to go for a head-to-head argument with me on gender equality, only to find that im on their side!!!! hahahahaha!!!!
GUYS, I AM AGAINST THE TWISTED MISUNDERSTOOD CONCEPT OF GENDER EQUALITY BECAUSE, WE ARE NOT EQUAL!!!! GOD NEVER MADE US EQUAL!!!!

I AM ALL FOR THE BOY CHILD!!!!”

I almost got quite the tongue lashing from my fellow ladies.

The concept of gender equality is one that deserves applause, especially for its human rights goal of preaching that ‘we are all human’, and one should not be treated differently, just because an individual is of a different species. At least that is how I understand the whole concept. I even did my own research on the definition of gender equality, just to see whether I kinda maybe missed the whole point; and this is what I managed to get from the UN.org:

Equality between women and men (gender equality): refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys. Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same but that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female. Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men. Gender equality is not a women’s issue but should concern and fully engage men as well as women. Equality between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centered development. Continue reading “Keep calm. We are NOT Equal.”

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Walking away from Success

It’s been a month since I last wrote, but with good reason. I had traveled far off to another town, where accessing internet wasn’t the easiest ( I will be writing about that soon) and when I came back, I fell sick, then when I tried to put a post up after I got better, my internet just hang up on me again.

But enough with the reasons, here is something that I believe and hope will get your mind thinking. Enjoy.

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