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The feminism conundrum

20 September 2014, 09:53 Shakil Alivitsa

Nairobi - If you read books, you would know that in the older more uncivilized world, the man saw the woman he wanted and either pillaged the castle, stole her then arranged for her rights later through the kinsmen.

The alternative was if he was allowed within an inch of her, he courted her properly with a chaperone though, and if she would show her adoration and complement him, then she would be beholden to him. Trick of the game was, no having sexual relations until they were married and if they did, were still meant to get married.

This system worked very well for the females as their work was just to choose which knight suited them best.

But the strong willed woman also arose, like the Joan Arc, and fought for women's rights. We are able to vote, go to work, read and not spin clothe and go to battle if we feel like it. Thing is, we are still complaining, why?

Read also: Men are afraid of women of value

Yes, we got gender equality but Joan's laws forgot to stipulate that there were exceptions.

Equality sometimes puts you in a conundrum because you are no longer sure of what position one should hold between you and the man in your life. You get angry if you are asked to split the bill for the date. The man expects you to help pay for half the bills since you are also working; he does not allow you to make your own investments.

We want to pick out the benefits but want to run away from the cons, because we wanted it split in half, the men expect this too. It is the lucky lady who will get the guy ready to play his role as the man in the relationship. The new breed of men are ready to sit at home and do housework while you take care of everything else.

That is what feminism got you, so you are not allowed to complain when it does not suit you and enjoy its pros when it does.

Conundrum really or just plain old choice?

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