Men must not ex­ploit women

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GER­MAN philoso­pher Karl Marx once said: “So­cial progress can be mea­sured by the so­cial po­si­tion of the fe­male sex.”

It is pleas­ing to see young girls be­ing ac­cepted into ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions of learn­ing. It gives hope to the coun­try that these bril­liant minds will some day con­trib­ute to our eco­nomic as well as so­cial growth. This joy is, how­ever, some­times short-lived be­cause young women get them­selves in­volved with the wrong men who ex­ploit their in­no­cence and in­tro­duce them to lifestyles that threaten their bright fu­ture.

Young women need to stay away from men who en­tice them with their fancy cars and money and should fo­cus on their stud­ies. It is of no use to risk your fu­ture for tem­po­rary plea­sures and gains. Our par­ents work hard to send us to school so that we may have a bright fu­ture. Let us not dis­ap­point them.

Rush­ing into re­la­tion­ships has many un­de­sir­able con­se­quences such as un­wanted preg­nan­cies, dis­eases and some­times drop­ping out of school due to the in­abil­ity to cope with the dis­ap­point­ment that a failed re­la­tion­ship brings.

I ap­peal to the men who ex­ploit young women to think about the con­se­quences of their ac­tions. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of young women leaves them dis­ap­pointed and some­times un­able to reach their high­est po­ten­tial due to their emo­tional dis­tress.

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