The month of January, the month of new beginnings is around the corner; ushering in a new and clean, fresh slate. A time for renewal as each individual sets his/her own New Year’s Resolutions.
It is no surprise therefore that I formed my own resolutions driven by my love and passion in this field called women’s rights. This field that many have mocked and defined as candle heat just hot enough to burn a fly but not hot enough to roast a bird. In other words, women’s right have at times been dismissed as useless and a boatful of garbage.
Umm, I wonder whether women’s rights are really that fickle. Some people have dismissed feminism, pitching it as a travesty to mankind, erosion to societal values and well being a catalyst to moral degradation and decadence.
I wonder why masculinity, as it is currently (most times) exhibited, characterised by male pomposity, domination and arrogance has not been viewed as the real catalyst of these notions currently and (misguidedly) attributed to feminism.
But that was a digression. The real story for today is my new year’s resolution. I have looked around and seen the women in my country. In them I have seen so much.
In their myriad forms, shapes and sizes, they are a beauty to behold.
Of course most people would want to know what criteria I used to choose the 30 women I have chosen.
Oh well, for now I will just say read the profiles of these women in this coming month and you will know just why I chose them…