Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Earning and Ego in the African family

Long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...
Not really :)
Men hunted, gathered, warred, and brought home an alien sliced and salted bit of pig meat called bacon.
Women cooked this thing, cleaned house meticulously, supported man unflinchingly, all the while dressed neatly and attractively in mellow yellow shirt and single-row of pearls.
Everyone lived happily ever after.
https://www.google.com/search?q=bringing+home+the+bacon&client=firefox-b-ab&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjh96qDtoTNAhWDAsAKHbKkDOgQsAQIOw&biw=1366&bih=667
Nowadays, we have a new fable: 
Women march off to work and often win a delightful prize called bread, which many in these parts would rather have than bacon.
https://www.pinterest.com/mothersmilkcoop/breastfeeding-funnies/
As before, men are free to hunt, gather, war, and bring home various cuts of meat, bearing in mind that physicians say fish and lean beef, as part of a low-fat, low sodium diet, are better for overall health.
 Now,
winning great quantities of bread is a good thing UNLESS this winner is a married woman.  Marriage interacts with earning in such a way that everybody does not live happily ever after.
http://msb.georgetown.edu/newsroom/news/who-should-bring-home-bacon-professor-tinsley-tackles-attitudes-women-workforce
Homie, we still cool? . . .  No, we are definitely not cool.

But why?
And what can be done?
Read this:   
http://thenakedconvos.com/6-things-happen-female-breadwinner-nigerian-home/
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2 comments:

t said...

More on the female breadwinner
It's a beautiful essay. I recommend it.

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