Programmes that empower women are about intellectually uplifting women. Arguably these programmes might have contributed partially to misunderstandings “but” to suggest that a woman “cannot” physically be stronger than a man is pure ignorance.
There are a number of factors that can lead to situations such as these, and I will not get into them at this time. But these instances where women physically and emotionally abuse their partners, are a prime example of how careful we need to be when importing some of the foreign models of democracy we hastily tend to embrace, without weighing their impact on cultures such as ours.
Reaction to the story, “GBV; when men are on the receiving end”, (Society Magazine, September 6)