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To be Born a woman in Africa

To be Born a Woman In Africa,
means that,
Your parents are either happy or sad that you were born a girl,
You always take care of your self last,
Your always thought of last when it comes to who gets what in your home,
The decisions that you make are examined and if they do not fit into the plans others have for you, then they automatically have to change.
Your life is socially and culturally planned for you and your expected to follow the same path as your mother or your sister or your aunt.
Your expected to get married, have children and put your dreams on hold for everyone else,
Your expected to get a job and perfectly balance your work and married life and if you can't then your expected to quit your job.
Men do not make mistakes and are always right so you do not question any of their decisions.
Your not supposed to remarry when your husband passes away because you will always belong to your deceased husband's clan and so they will always make decisions for you
Your expected to give birth to a boy and if you can't then your husband is justified to go and sleep with other women and your are taught to let him do that because he is a man

Comments

pelamutunzi's picture

too true

you have echoed my sentiments and YOU ARE RIGHT in everything you have said. this is so true and i can feel the burdens of being a woman from birth

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

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