In October, the entertainment world experienced the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein over accusations of sexual harassment and rape of actresses. Weinstein assaulted and harassed women for decades, while his beastly acts went unnoticed, until a few weeks ago when he was exposed.
Fifty women have since come forward to accuse him, and he was fired from his own company, lost his wife and all those friends that felt important being close to him. The Hash tag #MeToo is trending on Twitter and women world over are testifying about the number of times they have been assaulted, small and big.
But then, a single dad somewhere in Uganda wants his 13-year-old daughter to be humble before men. He cried out on one Facebook group, saying his daughter is such a bully, is tough, and is always fighting boys at school.
He wrote: “Last week, a young boy wrote a love note proposing a relationship to my daughter’s friend, and my daughter advised her friend to go and fight the hell out of that boy. What can I do to make my daughter humble in front of boys and men?”
It is a crazy world, isn’t it? I mean, this father should be very proud that his daughter is able to speak up for herself and her friends. In my opinion, when your little girl is aggressive, clap your hands! Many girls, and even mature women, are suffering in silence. It is those little things that build up into big issues and later disasters.
Who knew that Weinstein would one day be fired from his own company? And who knew that all these women were suffering in silence?
I was a violent child, during my primary school days. I abused boda boda men for calling my names as I walked home. I shouted at any man who tried to look at me. As for those little boys in my class who tried to write me love notes, we exchanged blows. Yes, I have always stood up for myself.
Sadly, though, I was a pretty girl, so men dissed me for ruining my beauty with anger. I never stopped being angry, and here I am! The violent angry girl that conquered monsters, no man can intimidate me.
Nowadays, the men that bump into me on the streets or in the workplace, thinking they can intimidate me are in for a shocker.