Women must lead way to a better world
AUGUST 9 in South Africa is acclaimed as Women ’ s Day. The country extols the courage of women, as does the world, which marks March 8 as International Women ’ s Day.
The common factor with those days is a standing reminder to those who may choose to forget that women are not less human.
Important, too, is for women not to relegate themselves to the position of pawns in the political chess game that corrupt men have entrenched as a power-god worthy of their blind worship and deified as the unquestionable way in which the world works irrespective of whether women are at the helm.
If men are the authors of corruption, why should women resign themselves to being the best students in the field of the advancement of the malfeasance that is shredding the moral fibre of our society?
Women have the ability to write a new script and reposition themselves as stars to shine a new way rather than aping the dark and bad examples of men that came before.
On that road lies the possibility for new men and women to emerge to remake the world for humanity to breathe again.
Failure by women to lead the world to a new road renders the clamouring for gender equality self- serving and bound to be dead in the water of mutual abuse.
Liberators behaving as badly as oppressors should be painted with the same brush of condemnation. Women auditioning themselves as fighters for a cause, only to betray it once in positions of public trust, should not hope to be treated differently.
The world needs women of substance to help warring nations see that the land being used for burial, day in and out, should be ploughed for food.
From being places of hijackings and gang wars, streets should be reclaimed for children to play.
Skies are similarly fraught with danger. The 239 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remain unaccounted for since March 8, International Women ’ s Day.
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 exploded over Ukraine with 298 passengers on board.
In case people have forgotten why women struggled, August 9 is a reminder of the need for courageous women to take frontline responsibility to change the world to a better place than the dangerous one we live in today.