“It’s a girl”
Life of a strong black girl is a signature, it’s a movement. We are trying to create a community where every black youth can speak up and learn.
life of a strong black girl is telling a story that has lost its voice in Nigeria so many years ago, “agbohoaru, is common Igbo name given to girls, it means not to be married to a poor man, having that tattooed at the back of a child at birth is capitalism at it’s best”
Shirley Chisholm speaks on
“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of women when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.’” everything happening around the world today revolves around that phrase
“It’s a girl”
It changes the perspective of the people about the child, demanding a special form of responsibility, she’ll be taught at a certain early age how to sit properly in public and close her legs because her body is a source of sexual Attraction to a certain people. She’ll be taught how to speak, walk, talk, and behave to be a suitable suitor for a man, we teach them these at a very early stage as though they already did something wrong for being women.
We are creating a world where it won’t be a crime for a girl to adore her skin, and pursue after her dreams without worrying about the responsibilities that are accompanied by being a woman.
We train our girls and raise boys.
Over half of the world’s population are female, yet they unjustly receive an unfair balance in life from conception. Not one society is spared from its second-class treatment of the female population. No matter how long and hard the fight has been, while some countries are clearly better than others, girls are still treated less favorably in all aspects over boys.
Education, healthcare, employment, and lower class value, are some of the obstacles facing girls in the world today.
We dress our daughters up and send them to expensive parties as baits, to sign business deals so rich men would make their pick.
Gender inequality is not something that is just an issue in non-industrialized countries, but it is an issue that no country or culture has been able to escape. In the United States, girls receive far less attention in the classrooms than their male counterparts.
The report, Gender Inequalities in Education,
highlights the struggles of girls in the classroom and on computerized education and software. There is no dispute that women face more challenges when juggling home, family, and work than men and far more women leave their careers for the family than do men.
There is an obvious gender imbalance in political leadership and in most career fields, girls are even marginalized when it comes to powerful and successful female role models.
Children look first to their own parents for examples and inspiration, therefore when a child see their mother living a life of inequality, the cycle often continues as girls feel there is no
alternative for themselves.
We need to look properly into the status at hand, our women are not getting fair treatment from their counterparts. Women should be treasured and giving worth in this land. They should have access to ownership of lands, access to better education and a place in the government too.
So many men still see women as a contingency plan, someone that’s out there to help out when called upon or needed, we are deleting these bad and toxic upbringing that has gone on for years, we are educating these girls and boys on how to see each other as the same pieces of the same puzzle, if arranged so would project a clear picture.
We are creating a community where we can live and learn to love and respect each other equally, without being marginalized. There are 102 men and seven women in the Nigerian Senate. But the ratio of women to men in the Senate should not influence the seriousness with which issues on women should be taken.
Women make up about 50 percent of the Nigerian population. Therefore, it makes no sense to exclude half of our population from contributing to national prosperity and well-being for archaic and oppressive reasons.
Written by EMERIE EBUBE