Woman, and her RIGHT to be.

2014-08-29 11:14

As the month nears an end whereby we commemorate women is South Africa, I can't help but wonder that are we done elucidating gender roles?

As much as the historic events that led to Women's Month were a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom of women and society at large, are we as women now free of preconception?

The preconception that since the eventful day of August 9th, 1956 women from all walks of life became equal partners on different levels in the struggle for non-racial and non- sexist South Africa. Are we truly considered equals by the opposite sex, do we as women consider ourselves equals amongst each other?

There's no reason to be trying to be a hero at a time of peace, but the different struggles that we face as women currently don't necessarily need to be political.

The modern women luckily doesn't have to worry political struggle of the pass law. But what she has to worry about is the simple judgment of being that modern woman. Shouldn't we as women be the doctrine that advocates for equal rights for women?

You find that sadly, often it's the women restricting freedom of movement and social progress amongst each other. As if we don't have enough to deal with from men. When a man, leaves work to rush to be by his daughters side during an emergency he is deemed a hero and a loving father, when a woman needs to rush off she is considered incompetent and not one to handle both the corporate world and family life.

Through struggle, women have won the right to equal pay, to vote, ... But just as essential to the women's struggle is the fight for equality in the workplace.

I asked someone the one time who had a document posted and she captioned that it was a step closer to her being a part of South Africa's active youth in empowerment. Or something like that. Being interested, I asked her what it was about.. She simply replied "Don't worry". I wasn't worried, I was interested in knowing and finding ways to empower myself as well.

There is this thing whereby people are, for lack of a better word, stingy with information. Selfish in helping others progress. What harm could it have done to tell me what that paper was about.

How are we to achieve social cohesion if we struggle to work together?

Do women not desire for others what they desire for themselves?

I strongly believe that, when a woman gives up her right to share in developing and assisting others. She gives up her right to have a say in changing life's.

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