It is really painful and embarrassing that a woman will have to give reasons why she is equal to a man.
But if that is how this menace and ignominy will be corrected, then we will do it!
From last Friday until now, I have had several private massages, various group discuss and calls as concerning why I had to say a woman is equal to a man. I didn’t expect less, yet I was completely shocked at some responses.
Please listen, If you are asking women to give reasons why they are equal to men, it is like asking me to give reasons why I am human.
The same reason you are a man and human, is the same reason I am a woman and human and the very reason we are equal!
Some persons have jumped to quickly say women are superior because they can do certain things better.
That is trying to wave off the core issue and make women feel complacent in this inhuman/ignoble position that society has placed her and I completely disagree!!
Men can also do certain things better. This is not about our differences, it is about our equality as humans!
A woman is not superior to a man, neither is a man superior to a woman.
A WOMAN IS EQUAL TO A MAN.
Some others have said there are no equalities anywhere, a man is a man and a woman is a woman.
It’s easy for you to say that if you are a man because you don’t know what it feels like for a man to be chosen over you even when you are much more qualified for the job, only because he is a man.
You do not know what it feels like for a male nurse to be regarded as a doctor and a female doctor regarded as a nurse by even someone who is fully aware of their real status.
You absolutely do not know how it feels like for people to regard you incapable of doing certain things all human being (both man and woman) has been empowered by God to do.
And if you dare go ahead and prove them wrong, you are criticised, disdain, name tagged and mocked because you are a woman.
No! This is not about a woman doing better than a man or a man doing better. Anyone can do better if given the right opportunity and when they put their hearts to work!
This is about every person, whether a woman or a man, having an equal right to life.
It is about not discriminating against me, not thinking less of me or underestimating my capabilities (even when I have proven myself worthy) just because I am a woman
That is it! That is the fight!
Others have said men’s ego will never allow them to accept this.
So you think women do not have an ego too, right? Oh! Guess there is a monopoly of ego exclusive to only men.
Some have even said some men are also discriminated against by other men, so what’s the fuss? I would like to ask you a question.
When you see two babies, given birth to on the same day by different parents who you completely do not know. Now both babies are male, two fine boys. Do you have any discrimination against them?
Obviously, you can’t! They are two humans as far as you are concerned, with equal rights to life. Any of these babies can grow up, work hard and become whatever they so desire.
Whether society, based on race, status, politics, or anything else now affords them unequal opportunity is a different fight!
But here is our fight already.
When you see those two babies, but this time one a male and the other a female, do you still think they are equal to each other and not subconsciously see the male as superior to the female?
Ohh, you should be honest with yourself now because we have even heard worse: that a woman is half current and a man full current. And everyone laughs.
Sadly, this menace of man’s superiority over woman has eaten deep into society. If we must make things right and I know we will, then we must be willing to explain in details, even the obvious!
My last post stated clearly and repeatedly that a woman is equal to a man and I completely do not see a need to give reasons for that.
However, as I read and listened to arguments and canter arguments by friends and foes. One thing stood out much clearer to me:
“The only reason a man thinks he is superior to a woman is because that thought and belief have been passed down for many generations. It has been repeated over and over through the years and indoctrinated into societies and cultures.”
And so I believe it is my duty and the duty of every other man and woman who believe this as I do to begin and continue to state, emphasize, repeat and repeat until it sinks! That A WOMAN IS EQUAL TO A MAN!
There is no disparity!
You know it is funny how that those who do not even believe the Bible nor obey its instructions are the first to quote a scripture when it comes to the issue of man and woman. Little wonder they understand not what they say.
I am a Christian and I believe everything God has said in His word concerning man and that is a generic term, what God has said about a woman and a man.
So next week I will use scriptures and some other reliable source to help you understand that a woman is equal to man! Then help you begin to think and act it!!!
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