exceptional

she is cheerful she is carefree always seems untroubled she is for sure lighthearted am self-possessed around her she knows about my insomnia she know the causes of my insomnia she makes me open up have told her some of my secretes maybe she knows how to push me harder she sees inside me and … More exceptional

dead child

Death is part of life We all have to die and we are well aware of the reality friends pass on and family wives become widow Husbands become widowers children become orphans parents become……………… there is no name for it in any language it is not supposed to happen it is the darkest of things … More dead child

paralyzed

she left me  for me you left me for me the other evening at my wonted dinner as i move to my corner with my few stout bottles i noticed i had been overrun, my table was engaged a gentle man in a black jacket, just liked i had on unhinged for some reason i … More paralyzed

distorted image

What am i doing here ? It’s a Saturday night or Sunday Not very sure There these Stout bottles around me In the distance people are grooving hard Two hours ago I was trying to put my self together In an effort not to have scratches on the old man’s pick-up truck The loner i … More distorted image

immaterial

Are you seeing anybody He asked at our last dinner No, yes…………..I rattled Looking in his visage Made it more intelligible We go for dinner like every week And sometimes lunch He stopped eating Making a firm fist, he glanced at me Looking at his plate, he is also a poor eater Do you like … More immaterial

Identification, SIM card registration mauling down on Privacy Freedom and Personal data

If there is no introduction of a comprehensive  privacy law or set of laws that set a framework for personal data protection then Sim card registration is a bad idea. Am really thinking hard about this Sim card registration thing that is going on in the country. Am not against the process but there is … More Identification, SIM card registration mauling down on Privacy Freedom and Personal data

Are Ugandan Women Feminist

Sonia Gandhi, Indra Nooyi, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Yoani Sanchez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Lisa Randall, Mona Eltahawy, Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru my personal African Christiane Amanpour, Malala Yousafzai, many of my female friends would wonder what is he up to ? what is he writing about? if they can even figure out that these are ladies names, but these ladies are among some of the few women have admired and hold with high respect, if i ever have a daughter these must be her role models.

In Uganda the society pretends to be feminist (a person who supports feminism) while in reality they view and relate gender equality to sexual orientation. Women are leading the fight against feminism with conservatism ideologies that have been past to girls who settle for any thing in life. So we have things like girls don’t do sports, that job is not for them, girls don’t do that course. And the poor girls have taken up what the society offers.

Feminism is no where in Uganda for now (the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes), someone is thinking about the all those ladies in power, lets not look at driving and things of that kind. There is also the woman member of parliament thing that has played on the minds of many, this is how i look at it women feel settled just because of tokenism. As Leslie Bennetts puts it in The Feminine Mistake, it’s true “feminism is suffering from a major image crisis.” every where in the world and in places like Uganda it’s worse.

Today’s young women prefer the mommy track to the corporate ladder, Instead of continuing to fight for equality and their own careers, many want to stay home and raise kids. In fact, a 2005 survey of female students at Yale University found that the majority planned to give up their careers and stay home after they had kids, am not saying its a bad move but in the faith in which Ugandans are doing it is that “bakoowu” attitude.

The feminist movement has effected change in Western society, including women’s suffrage; greater access to education; more equitable pay with men; the right to initiate divorce proceedings; the right of women to make individual decisions regarding pregnancy (including access to contraceptives and abortion); and the right to own property, that should be the direction we should take in Uganda if certain situations come up. How are we getting there? Who should lead the move there?

As regards the aim of feminism many people believe it only advocate the equality between male and female. As a result, quite a few feminists only pay heed to the rights and power, which entitle them to the cosy and comfortable material life, and many females thought that if they can prove that they have capacities to do as well as males in the position that is respected by the modern value, it will be more likely to fulfill the aim of feminism. So nowadays women try their best to act as men act regardless of the character and essence of their own which is not really a good move especially in Africa or in Uganda due to perception of the wide society and culture. For example, they protest that the female engineers, female scientists and female philosophers are so few that they reduce the cause of the phenomenon to the prejudice against the capacities of females. Another case is that female try to act casually and freely like males in the life, especially in the sexual affairs, which neglect all the criteria of the virtue.

All this is not sensible, when females try to gain the same power and so-called ¡°freedom¡± like males have, they will lose many precious virtues and characters which are distinguished from males. All these characters should be respected and adorned by the whole society because they constitute the essence of the females. If women are given the same rights and privileges only under the condition that they have the same, or even the better abilities which are valued by the principles of male virtue, I think women are only give the sufficient opportunity to accept the characters of men, regardless of good or bad in terms of morality and philosophy, and become the artificial ¡°men¡±. So it is necessary for women to reflect on the essences of her own and make them valued by the modern society. Only in this way cay feminism set the right goal and women can gain the real respect from the whole society.
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The Cancers, cancer

Today everyone of us has lost a loved one, family, friends a classmate, a co worker, a teammate  to at least a form of cancer. It’s eating up Humanity or we are killing our selves. Have never been to medical school but I can’t look on. I personally don’t believe in the treatment part of … More The Cancers, cancer

The Grammy

a procurement practitioner, love sports meaning rugby, rock music, critical follower of world event, product of Kyambogo University, Sir Apollo Kaggwa Old Kampala, Greenhill Academy, Our Lady of Africa Mukono and Kyambogo College, social media @benjamin_watch … More The Grammy