Although I was unfortunately unable to attend the “One Million Women’s March for a better future,” on Sunday, I certainly supported the aims of the march. Although I am a male Rwandan, I am proud to call myself a feminist.
I call myself one because I believe that women have just as much ability, if not more, as me and must be given the opportunity to exploit those abilities.
What is good for the goose is good for the gander as well, as the English say. Honestly, I can’t understand why a nation would want its women in the background.
When you have the largest percentage of the population not involved in the running of a nation, how in the world do you expect to develop?
It’s like entering a boxing ring, fighting against Mike Tyson, with one arm strapped to your back. Your opponent is scary enough without giving that boxer an unfair advantage.
People often act surprised about our progress as a nation, I think they are blind. It’s our women who are driving us forward; and anyone who can’t see that needs to change their eyeglasses.