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Spring should teach a lesson on respecting women

05 September 2013, 07:27

Spring Day is an important in our calendar, it reflects about the blossoming of the flowers that shows Good Hope; we know some of our traditional African Christian Churches like ZCC  welcome their new year during the start of the season, because it tells us about the new beginning it brings hope to the people, it brings new life and excitement. What is surprising though is that we are forgetting this rich history of our people because we have been swallowed and consumed ourselves with the new cultures of the festive season. This is the time without doubt  South Africans from all walks of life will welcome  spring we shall enjoying  braaiis , potjiekoos, head of a pig and head of cows   , others go to parties and festivals , you speak about Artificial beach party in Polokwane , Spring bash in Gauteng and Moretele jazz festival  once you see those adverts  without  doubt you know very well that Spring has sprung, one remembers the students memories wherein Spring will be welcomed with style in Turfloop now called University of Limpopo, the day you will enjoy the bucket full of water poured on you, and without being angry you remember ‘ooh its Spring Day’  , This  the only time wherein we will be looking forward for a wonderful season which we are going to enjoy  to sit in a more friendly and a nice environment and  witnesses our neighbours passing and be able to greet them with jubilation enjoying the Good Weather that God has bestowed us . When weather surprises us with bit of coldness, you will read newspaper headlines that written ‘spring delayed because of bad weather’

The beginning of Spring brings hope to young people as some of them with don their shorts that they kept since the winter season began, young ladies would even don the miniskirts as show and appreciation of the good weather, the challenge in the donning of the miniskirts or Scebezane, is those individual who are still think women are commodity and they look beyond a miniskirt and this an issue wherein communities and activists needs to confront and deal with it head on. This issue is a problem because it wants to lead individual to determine what a particular gender should don and be comfortable, what we need to do is to appreciate our sister are doing, which means we need to continue respecting women not because of their clothes but because their important in this World as our mothers at home .This issue of Gender is problem because their particular men who still thinks they own a women,  still those who sees women as a commodity and toy , they forget that still are same people who carried them for 9 months under difficult and harsh conditions

What  remains important is we need to utilise the begin of spring as a lesson and  a move to respecting women in pursuit of the  notion in the Freedom charter that  South Africa belongs to all who live in it .lets allow those that have Miniskirts , Shorts to don them

I M Thabiso Teffo from Polokwane

@I’m Thabiso Teffo Twittter

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