In ancient times, women were segregated from taking part in several jobs and societal activities. The truth is that this practice didn’t begin today or a few decades ago but it has been from the bible days.
In our society, there are a thousand and one religion, tribes, groups, and cultures that never permitted women to hold any significant post or perform certain outstanding activities. At some points, women education was counted as being insignificant and a total waste of money but thank God because there has been a drastic change in the tide of things.
My special thanks goes to @kittygirl for coming up with this mind-blowing prompt and to the several women whose hands are always on deck to ensure the smooth running of this community.
Over-time I have heard that a woman cannot be a Force Personnel because she will not be seen by men as a wife but rather she will be mistaken to be too bossy, strict and arrogant. I remembered telling my dad about my interest to get registered in a Naval Academy and my mum immediately objected saying she must eat the fruit of her labour. As funny as it sounded at first, it became a reality. I am currently a sophomore student studying History and International Relations but deep within, I will pursue my dream of becoming a Naval officer and besides that was one of the reason I choosed to study History and International Relations in my first degree.
This whole stereotype began to make so much sense to me when I realized that a lot of women are being limited by societal vices. I have e read a lot of articles that talks about this and it pisses me off completely. Let’s take a critical look at the world and society today, a lot of women are making great impact, locally, and internationally. In several African communities, women are the ones who have risen to take a worthy stand for most of the things we enjoy today. It is worthy of mention that a woman like Mary Slessor fought so hard and that is why we have a lot of TWIN living as free as air in our society today.
All over the world, we have women who have made history irrespective of the oppositions, so then again I asked myself, if this women can do it, why should I stay down. Hence, my driving force. I keep saying this to myself, that I am valuable and my contributions can be accepted globally.
Like every other human, a woman has the right to dream and chase her goals as much as she would love to and there should be no limit except the ones she has created or set for herself. I strongly debunk the mentality or mindset that a woman’s place is in the kitchen and that she should be seen alone and not heard. I believe that she is more than just a woman, she is a member of the majority clan and has equal rights.