Women's day in Uganda
First it was women's day and i did not realize it was our day here because it is largely a patriarchal society , so no ones cares about such things. Perhaps my Government has tried, we do vote these days but after getting permission from our husbands and him making sure that you are going to vote for the same party as him, is that freedom ? i don't know. Should we celebrate such a day when there is a lot of domestic violence still taking place, When i still live in a society that thinks that it is okay to be polygamous but it is a taboo for women to have any other husbands , though i would not try that , but i want people to know that it is not okay for a man to have as many women as he can, when i still live in a society that thinks that if married people do not have children , then it is the woman's problem, when i still live in a society that thinks that it is a waste of time to educate a girl child, where people do practice female genital mutilation without the consent of the girl.
To me i think i still have a long way to go.
The other day my friend was so sad because her husband refused to give a surname to their son and that's the time i wished that we women had the power to give surnames to our children .