Women fighting over men, women abusing maids, women demotivating each other, women doing this, women doing that. Oh my, why??? How can we achieve what we want to achieve when we can’t support each other in trivial matters? We can’t even be on each others’ side, how then will we be able to lead if it doesn’t start from the simplest things?
Sometime in December, a lady was stripped off her clothes by some touts at the rank, the video circulated, with some sympathizing with the lady and women groups came into action to see to it that the touts were punished. Unfortunately, some ladies were ululating, happy that their fellow woman was stripped off. I would hear comments like “Vachinyanya kuda kushamisira, ndivo vega vane nyama here?“. Really? What if it was your daughter, or sister who had gone through that, would it have been fair, would you have smiled. Instead of supporting the fellow woman, they added salt to the wound. They felt it was fair that she had been stripped off, yet her dress was fairly decent. A person is entitled to wear whatever she wants, as Tendai Garwe puts it, ‘My body, my politics!’ Continue reading