As the world is commemorating International Women’s Day, women are trying to see that the cultural norms in the society are done away with by involving themselves in activities that were perceived to be done by men only. For instance doing business, pursuing what are perceived as tough courses i.e. law and engineering and being involved in politics. This year’s theme is Balance For Better. The aim of the theme is to encourage gender balance in boardrooms, in the media and in wealth as a way for economies to thrive.
Recently, the roles of women have changed since they have stood up and started participating in different fields. This is as result of women vying for different seats in politics and some come out successful unlike in the past where a woman could not be allowed to do so as they were controlled by men.
Before women were liberated anything done by them was limited and controlled by men in the society, therefore, they had a long journey that made them to struggle for equality and free women from male supremacy and oppression which is somehow being felt but with a small percentage around the global.
Male supremacy is still a hindrance to women’s voice and this is seen in political fields and work places. This is whereby a woman vies for a seat in politics and the way she is branded by male counter parts some may get discouraged and fail to achieve their dreams, few stands up and the society sees the value in them and this is why a good number of women have ascended to power and there are leading even better than their male politicians. Women at workplaces are never given that opportunity to lead or rather be in charge of something and this is all about male chauvinism with a syndrome that ‘what can a woman do when we have men’. Leave alone being in charge but a woman cannot be allowed to give a suggestion that can be adopted and be of importance to the company and even if she gives it will not be implemented anywhere. Women have suffered by being treated unfairly and unequally and their opinions seen as scrap however much they may have impact. Such cases have seen most companies not grow as expected since women have no voice and whatever they do is never appreciated.
Women among themselves have an ironical problem of not loving each other and supporting one another. They don’t empower each other; as a result, men take advantage and mobilize on such issues. Therefore, women should teach each other on moral values, integrity and show togetherness even if one goes astray should not be criticized in public but look for ways to handle her.
Women should stand up, gain confidence, speak up and do away with fear, show up their abilities and through this the male syndrome will never deter them from achieving what they are fighting for or what they want.