|Model: Deborah Amubwo Samuel|
Some years back, a particular female commercial motorcycle rider (Okada woman) was seen in Abuja and I was amazed how the public and newsmen were round about her
asking her questions how her gender affects the job(like why should she as a woman be an okada woman?) The media made it looked
like a commercial motorcycle rider must be a male or that such a job is for the
male folks. This is just one instance
among many of how people classify jobs according to gender. If you observe
carefully from Secondary schools to high institutions you will realize that majority
of science students are mostly male and females are less in number compared to the
male folks but if you go to art and social sciences, you see lots of females
and the male folks are less in number too.
Most times, the world makes it look
abnormal and odd when women are involved in certain professional fields or when
women acquire certain skills like painting, carpentry, being a military senior
officer, mechanic (other forms of engineering), footballer, DJ, producer,
cobbler (shoe maker), being an active and full time politician. It is very
unfortunate that lots of people consider a female politician as a prostitute
because they believe politics is meant for men and any woman who is into
politics must have had sex with several men to have her way to the top but this
is a wrong notion. No profession, skill or job was designed with a particular
gender attached to it. Who said and where is it written that a woman cannot be
or do mechanic or any other engineering
job, be president without involving in adultery, do “okada
business”, become chief of defense staff in the military or a coach who
will be coaching the male team? Why have we classified some jobs like hairstylist, teaching job, Nanny for females only and why have some men made their wives
to be full house wives instead of allowing them partake in other jobs in the
society? Sometimes back I wrote an article on Facebook about empowering women, I said its not
how much money that is given to a woman at home but the most important thing is how empowered she is to make impact in the society in her own little way – Click here to read more on it.
|Deborah Amubwo Samuel at an outreach rendering humanitarian service (at Bwolo village Kwali, Abuja)put together THE CANDLE|
I wanna say here that a woman can handle any task, no woman is less
important and no job is meant for the men only. A woman is an embodiment of
wisdom and knowledge, a woman is a special being with special skills but if
they are not given chance to put those skills to action, we wouldn’t know how skillful
they are and how they can impact the world. Our society will grow and develop
slowly if women are not carried along. We’ve had women who have made impacts in
various fields but the truth is those women are very few and the reason is, opportunities are not open to women but the men most of the time and this explains
how badly women are treated. A woman is equal to any job because a woman can do
anything. How wonderful, great and dynamic the world will be if women are
allowed to venture in all kinds of profession and skills. We must learn to be the shining Light the women need to impact the world. We must encourage them to partake
and involve in various fields in the society so that the world can grow and
develop well in diversity.
Women need support and encouragement to put in their best
and there is nothing odd in a woman being the President of a country, being an
army commanding officer or being a painter, shoe maker or even a taxi driver. They are
human and should be allowed and encouraged to practice any profession of their choice. May I
say that any man who stops a woman from doing or practicing any profession or
stops a woman from unleashing her potential is not just killing the woman but
killing the world and causing underdevelopment.
In this light I Am Best TV had an exclusive interview with a female mechanic called Nkechi Christopher(Video coming out this Saturday 18th August 2018). In this interview she told us how her uncle discouraged her from going into the mechanic job. Her own boss didn’t even believe in her. All these discouragement happened because she is woman and they feel mechanic job should only be done a man. Nevertheless, she made it and she has spent 3 years already in her mechanic job experience and she is doing fine.
Let’s be “The Candle” to brighten the life of every woman and
the world. We must know and understand the fact that women are not designed to
stay in the kitchen(as many people presume) they are not sex machines or toys neither are they to
remain full house wives. If we must advance as a society, such orientation must
be discouraged. Let me make this clear from experience that the touch of a
woman in any job is unique and spectacular and this is what the world needs. A woman is equal to any task. .
Margaret Thatcher said- “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
This article was written
SHEDY ELISHA & First published in 2017 on I Am Best Magazine(She is equal to the job).
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