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Do African women still need men?

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by BAK, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Do African women still need men?
    BBC News Online

    BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Do African women still need men?

    Women of today can do anything they want, so where does that leave African men?

    Honourable Eziuche Ubani, a member of the Nigerian National Assembly, says women now have the same earning potential as men, can have babies without men and can do any job a man can. He believes African men are becoming irrelevant.

    Carol Agengo from the Tomorrow's Child Initiative disagrees. She says men want to keep women in a place of subordination and do not embrace their desire to advance themselves. Often women are ridiculed by men for wanting to be financially independent.

    Tomorrow on Africa Have Your Say both Carol Agengo and Honourable Eziuche Ubani will be guests on the show.

    As an African man, do you feel you redundant? As an African woman, have men turned away from you because you are independent? Are women in the limelight in your country, or are they relegated to the background? Send us your views.
  2. Nyani Ngabu

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    Of course they do and so do men need women.
  3. Teamo

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    I DON'T THINK SO!why would they need men?what for?
  4. Nyani Ngabu

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    For companionship, for procreation, for recreation etc. etc.
  5. Natty Bongoman

    Natty Bongoman JF-Expert Member

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    I am not threatened... labda huyu jamaa anakataliwa na mkewe afu anatuambia ati hii inatokea kwa wote... labda wazungu wawe na wasiwasi, kwetu weusi, no worry we, wanawake weupe - weusi - wekundu... bado wanazikimbilia mashine zetu badala ya zile za bandia za wazungu
  6. Kweli

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    Why African women? why not just do Women? (in universal manner)
    Anyway a healthy family (regardless whether they are Africans or not) consist of a father, a mother and a child/children, a father has to be present during their growing up process, in order for the children to get proper upgringing and maintain the healthy proper family cycle.
    I think this Honourable Eziuche Ubani arguments are pointless.
  7. Qulfayaqul

    Qulfayaqul JF-Expert Member

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    Doing everything on their own it doesn't mean that african women do not need men, there are several reasons other than financially fit for an african women to be in need of a men.
    1. Company
    2. Sexually fantasies
    3. Protection
    4. Even on sharing ideas.
    These are among few things in where an african women can need a man.
  8. WomanOfSubstance

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    So very true!
  9. Nyaralego

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    African Women (and women in general) do need men.
    Opposites attract. Men have a protective role to play and women have a nurturing role to play.

    So the idea that Women do not need men , to me is ridiculous. I am a ssuming that were are talking about a decent man.
    The kind of men, women do not need are for e.g a batterer, rapist, abuser and dictator.

    As much as we think that the 2 sexes can be independent of each other, I would like to see one confirmed bachelor or bachelorette who has managed to be without a partner. They are always on the look out for someone, the reason for these clubs that are smiling all the to the bank , the reason for those dating sites... people want to be coupled up at any cost.

    Like NN said up there, Companionship, recreation and procreation and when the honeymoon is over, as in th procreation face, the companionship and friendship is what endures.
    What has happened is, women now know the kind of men they want, not like the old days where even if the man was lazy and a wife beater his spouse was compelled to stayed till the end.
    Economic freedom/independence has ensured that women donot suffer in bad relationships.

    Otherwise we all need each other.
    my 2cent.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  10. Mbu

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    ...hao wanaojitia "..mie mume wa nini" wamedoda hao!

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