Asking The Feminist Questions
Picture a set of twins, named Taiwo and Kehinde as is common in the Western part of Nigeria. Taiwo is a beautiful, little girl and her little brother, Kehinde, is in every way just like her.
In the typical Nigerian society today, how do you think these children will be brought up? Perhaps Taiwo will be restricted from climbing trees for fear that she may get hurt or Kehinde will be mocked if his favourite colour is pink. It is also possible that Taiwo will be taught to bake and braid hair while Kehinde will be taught to wash the cars and change the tyres.
This type of upbringing is limiting, making it difficult to discover the true potential of children at a tender age. What if Taiwo has the potential to become a great mechanical engineer? What if Kehinde has the potential to be a style genius?
For more on this beautiful topic, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Guardian Life magazine today.