CHRONICLES OF WOMEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY BY LEONARD EKENE MICHAEL


Women as their name implies have been with man right from existence and possess same powers as man; both of reasoning and ability. Chronologically, men have been sought to evolve from apes and are higher animals with high sense of reasoning.

The existence of women in our world today plays a significant role which cannot be over emphasized. Although coupled with the incessant quest for the female sex to attain power, a lot of considerations need to be put in place.

Over the years, the sex “feminine” has been trampled upon and often regarded as the ‘weaker sex’. They have not been seen as companions as the holy books call them. They have been deprived of so many rights, opportunities and have fallen victims of some serious wicked acts as result of cultural beliefs and norms.

In the olden days, women are being ostracized and banished from the community as a result of some natural occurrences which cannot necessarily be obstructed. In education, they have been deprived of the right to education as it is always said that their education ends in the kitchen, they are offered minor education. In politics, women are regarded as minorities as it was a taboo for women to rule in the early centuries. It is only of recent in this present era of the 21st century that more light is being shed and more importance being attached to the existence of the “feminine” sex as their exploits are being recorded recently and up to our present generation.

They are tireless workers with high sense of optimism, a ready heart and a listening ears. They are hardly seen as perpetrators of evil and possess a soft heart. They are good listeners and followers. Now a days, they can be seen in all fields of occupation and they are even doing better than their male counter-parts in all ramification. Asides from the fact that they are divined to bring forth children into this world which is a special gift that the male folk does not possess,they also have some other unique characteristics in terms of taking decisions that comprehends that of the man and assistance when the need arises. Their exploits can be seen in the area of engineering, media, government, politics, leadership, decision-taking, military and some other sectors not mentioned. Today at the dawn of the 21st century, the women across the world are placed at a position of advantage. They are
literally on the move. They are paying heed to their inner voice. They are no longer interested in hollow jargon and jingoism. They are finding their individual and collective voice. They are aligned with their conscience, moving ahead with purposeful strides.They are seen virtually in all sects and doing perfectly well and fine. They should be therefore encouraged and not seen as a ‘weaker sex’.

At this juncture, a lot of sentiments will be arising within the mind of the readers of this article about some immoral acts that the female folk are found indulging in, this present day such as prostitution, child-trafficking, indecent dressing, robbery and so on which they term as ways to make ends meet. These problems can also be termed as ‘modern age invented conducts’ because ladies in the ancient days (olden days) are mannered both in dressing and attitude until the advent of modernization which we call “computer age” or “jet age” when modesty has been trampled upon and our cultures and tradition are now in extinct.

Am not a feminist but we need to retrace our steps and encourage moral sex education by inculcating into the mind of every child the importance of seeing the opposite sex as equal and teach morals in our family which is the first society a child emanates.

Let me assure you that the 21st century is the century of the ‘feminine’. If you don’t believe me now, you soon will.

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p class=”post-sig”>Posted by Leonard Ekene Michael

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About LEONARD MICHAEL EKENE

A young and talented youngster with the mind of a Philanthropist. Lover of children and governed by principles ordained by nature. He is a computer guru and a graduate of Microbiology in one of the Universities in West Africa. He has a flair for writing and hopes to change the world through it. He is simple and respectful with a ready heart of learning.
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