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Women for ROYALTY

The conception of “It’s a mens world ” has blunder written all over it, because Gender distinctions don’t actuate women’s blemishes, considering the fact that women have proven themselves that they can do anything men can do, exceptionally well. If anything, it has become cliche .

Gender norms are a social custom prohibiting Gender equality. From birth, we have attributed the idea of “It’s a mens world ” and are forced to adapt to the Gender biased environment, that is socially constructed and adds to the original definition of taboo.

Gender norms are a possible motivation for Gender oppression ,since they can invoke and help sustain Gender inequality, thus the world struggles to shift from being male-advantaged ; making professional advancements to be deemed unimportant for women ; in a sense that a critical aspect of Gender oppression leads to unequal economic access between the two genders. They (gender normalities) somehow conduct our lives and influence social behavior, resulting in men who want to have the final word in everything.

Expectations based on males and females are centered on conceptions of femininity and masculinity; and the Gender schema, which entails of adapting to ‘ suitable ‘ behavior(s) for each Gender group. Traditionally, men are meant to render superiority than women.

Mostly, Gender normalities are based on our African ancient history and theories, which form bases for Gender identity, also forming prevalences of Male-dominance in our societies. The historical tradition endorses Gender stereotypes and form expectations on them; while theoretically , it is said that men and women have evolved differently to fulfil their different and complimentary functions. African ancient history and theories make Gender issues more natural.

Women are underestimated by many, but can do all things ‘manly’ exceptionally well;in heels. Living to the accords of Gender norms truly belong in history museums. Let it be more of a historical education than a current enforcement/ trend. The world can and will be much better, if only we’d stop judging women on they USED TO BE good at and welcome them on board as co-transformation leaders.

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The contradictory part of freeing from the Apartheid era into a new Democratic SA 

With this being my debut post, I’m hoping to get as much feedback as possible and get shed some light on things I can’t make clear sense of. 

Now shifting back to the topic at hand, the contradictory part of freeing from European colonial powers into a new Democratic South Africa. 

Before gaining independence , We were all one and so were our cries, we all wanted to be free. Then there had to be Freedom, which seems to have swept away all the principles South Africans lived by and I ask myself if all the efforts of our freedom fighters were worth it. 

Ever since the Apartheid era was put to stop, it’s been one havoc after the other. From Xenophobia to Homophobia and I wonder if Apartheid was the only factor that bound us to the spirit of Ubuntu and gave us humanity to celebrate, because back then  we breathed one, lived one and sticked together, unlike today. 

Maybe if Apartheid didn’t end and we weren’t living in a Democratic state, our country would’ve been just as holy as Heaven if not holier. 

It’s like we have forgotten what being treated fairly and loving one another( What our elders fought for) is. 

Or maybe it is because I have never lived in times of racial discrimination and segregation, that I feel this way. Even so, my cramped understanding of what South Africa has turned into is adequate for me to know when something’s not right. 

I don’t get why there’s so much preaching about our country rendering Ubuntu yet I hardly notice any. I tried looking around to see if I’d notice anything good about us and unsurprisingly , I found none. 

We bear hate against our fellow gays and lesbians. We even go to an extent of killing poor refugees who moved to our country, thinking that maybe it’s the greener side of the grass. Now Imagine what we could do to our own flesh and blood, if we managed to ill treat our fellow LGBTI community and refugees. 

It is said that one can do anything they put their minds to and I know exactly why we can’t simply love and tolerate each other like we used to. It is because we don’t want to. 

With all that’s going on in our country right now, I wish I had lived in a different time -zone, different country or a very far away planet . Maybe I wouldn’t have to live with this burdening confusion. 

I’m just 17 years old but ashamed to call myself a South African. 

Why can’t we flock together and be birds of the same feathers, despite our distinguished differences, because it is only through tolerance and working together towards change, that South Africa can be a home to be proud of.