We should not misconstrue gender equality

Editor, REFERENCE IS made to Gitura Mwaura’s article, “Why affirmative action may not be the answer” (The New Times, July 18).

Editor,

REFERENCE IS made to Gitura Mwaura’s article, “Why affirmative action may not be the answer” (The New Times, July 18).

Talk about the reverse gender-based violence on the rise in the city and the belief that it has to do with “gender equality/women empowerment” or the negative interpretation and implementation.

I tend to believe that “gender inequality” as a problem statement is lacking because a woman is at the same time your mother, sister, daughter and wife. Why on earth would a man hold the former so dear and abuse the latter?

Zamu Isma, Rwanda

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