That article by NJOKI CHEGE where she defended women and called UHURU/RUTO criminals.00:00
….. mentioned have been accused of. But why is it that we apply double standards when it comes to judging women while the same rules do not apply to men?
And why is it that we allow men to get away with so much but bring down women for “smaller evils”?
Ours is a sick society that crucifies women for their mistakes but celebrates corporate thugs whose only claim to fame is bankrupting every company they touch, calling them “motivational speakers” and inspirational business moguls.
When we cannot attack a woman’s (obvious) talents, when we cannot question her (exemplary) track record or pinpoint a specific flaw in her credibility, we attack her personality. We attack her looks. We attack the way she dresses or walks. We bring her bedroom matters to the public domain because the society we live in believes in destroying a woman by portraying her to be immoral- amoral even – but we celebrate men who sire wild oats and pat them at the back for “taking care of their own”.
We rationalise the successes and achievements of women in this country to simplistic notions such as the length and tightness of her skirt.
Waiguru, in an interview could not have put it better: “It is very sad the way this country stereotypes women, and a woman cannot be intelligent, young and maybe slightly attractive and not have any relationship with anyone for them to move up.”
In the society we live in, a woman cannot be successful in her own right. She must have had a driving force behind her, a sponsor – preferably a man – who pushed her and handed her the position on a silver platter.
In this country, a woman cannot drive her own car – no matter how simple the car is – without rumour swirling that it must have been a gift from a lover.
In this country, a woman cannot have clinched a job without being accused of landing that job through ‘horizontal’ means.It won’t matter if she is a hard worker or maybe, just maybe, she might have a functioning brain of her own.
A woman cannot be seen to be doing well without being accused of trading her ‘goods’ for the good life.
Heck, even a woman cannot get into politics in this country without people questioning the source of her resources or worse, being branded a ‘prostitute’.