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The Issue Of Gender Equality Or Inequality Hits Big Brother Africa, What Is Your Take On This As Man Beats Woman In BB House On Live Tv….

Chris-Vincent A. Febiri
Posted on 18 Sep 2010 at 8:08am

The Big Brother Africa is in it’s 60 days and still going but this week saw a controversial decision and absurd conduct by two of the house mates-Hannington Kuteesa (male) from Uganda and Lerato Sengadi ( female) from South Africa.

The aged always say when you see two people fighting, it is always better to ask what happened yesterday or the day before because most fights spring from the past. Let me take you far back before the actual beating then….

In the BB house, Lerato in a continuous manner verbally abused her housemate Hannington until the latter got very upset and physically abused her (beat her up on live TV).

Various Rights Groups and viewers called for the kick out of the African Chris-Brown (woman beater) which M-Net, the organizers of the ongoing Big Brother All Star did.

What happened to the woman verbal abuser? She remains in the BB House but punished or admonished by undertaking a task designed by Big Brother to punish her.

No one will tolerate violence in any form towards any other in this world, either verbal or physical no matter where it is coming from (man or woman).

However, Big Brother Africa’s decision to far outweigh a physical abuse over a verbal abuse by kicking out the physical assaulter and leaving the verbal assaulter says a lot about how most Africans think a woman can “nonsensely” insult to the highness degree and this should not be considered as hurtful or anything much.

I will never attempt, defend or even try to justify the act of beating a woman in anyway but I believe the same eye should be used to look at verbal assaults coming from women (insults) in our societies.

Some women can verbally hurt and provoke a man to the degree that he may loose his temper, a man who cannot talk back and lack respect for womanhood would result to his hands.

In anyway, every assault to me is an assault and can hurt an individual. I find the decision of M-Net to kick out the male contestant and leave the female contestant very bias, an attempt to favour one gender over the other, a vivid act of Gender favouritism.

What is your take on this? What is Big Brother telling all Africans, that it is acceptable for a woman to insult a man but not acceptable for a man to beat a woman?


Chris-Vincent A. Febiri

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  • cechilia

    The story only tells of the man being in the wrong,so they did the right by evicting him from the house but if she kept on insulting him and that lead him to doing that then both of them should be moved out.

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    ghallady Reply:

    @cechilia, I agree. BOTH of them should have been kicked out of the BB house. Both of them are abusers -physical/verbal and  such actions should not be tolerated in anyway. 

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  • nanayaa

    I understand Lerato(the gal) was running her mouth but hannington was talking back to her too. hanny did not only throw his fits first but also hit a woman on top of that..no excuse for that..you can tell hannington has an anger problem because that silly arguement shouldn’t have ended on him hitting her. the housemates have stupid silly arguements even worse but has never ended with people being that aggressive..even hanny himself admitted that he has anger problems so i can’t refute that..I know that some punk ass woman beaters themselves will come here and justify hanny’s behavior but a real man will never lay hands on a woman.PERIOD no matter the situation unless he’s defending himself from an attack.(cases of life and death)

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  • ME

    Gender inequality happens all the time. We are used to man abusing(physically) that we don’t think of women as abusers….But women do abuse because words are as strong if not stronger than beating because they stay in your memory for life. I am not justifying what the man(Hannigton) but when a man feels lesser than a man or feels like the have to prove their”manhood” in order to get respect, they will do anything to do prove that to the point of beating…Violence is never okay from anybody whether male or female. Alot of people have lot their lives, and I think more than anybody africans need to be educated on the subject because they luck the resources to know all the forms of abuse. We as africans always think the man is at fault and are the abusers but when you look closly at the story, you will realize that something or someone made him snap. I do think however, that these men needs to work on their anger and emotions, and take a deep breath before they react because they have to realize that as much as the woman provoked them, they as men are stronger than the women and can inflict pain and harm to these women.
    Overall about the big brother situation,in the society we only the man will leave because he physically touched her which i think it’s unacceptable in their contract. The producers realize that since you have a much of strangers with different cultures and backgrounds, tension will grow and people might say things that they usually don’t say in a different setting due to the show and cameras being in your face 24/7. I think this topic is a great topic that needs to be discussed to educate both male and females

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    That Guy Reply:

    @ME, Well said my friend, well said. Today’s advocacy group have acquired just about too many ‘Rights’ for women without responsibility. As a result, we see a lot of otherwise, good/responsible women flat out challenging men’s manhood everywhere. A man’s man feels like it’s a crime just to be a man and exhibit manly tendencies in today’s society (especially western influenced countries). I for one, Have NEVER hit a woman in my life and never will. I’ve been provoked by an ex (open feminist man hater, she calls herself) so imagine leaving under the same roof with a woman that thinks she’s more of a man than you! I ended up dumping her ass on some critical tip to teach her a life lesson but NEVER did I raised my hands on her. I always say, the only time a man should be discharging that strong of an energy towards a woman is through his manhood (da dick) when life is been created. The moment he discharge the same energy through his hands, he has lost control. And that’s that. I know a lot of primitive psyche men will disagree as they believe ‘sometimes, there’s nothing a good slap can’t fix.’ lol.

    with that said, http://www.antimisandry.com has a lot of horror stories of what today’s men are going through at the hands of today’s modern woman/lady. The system backs up the women and they know it!. That’s why this vicious cycle keeps repeating itself. This dude is wack for loosing his temper when he should’ve maintain his cool.

    Oh, on the evil plus side, at least if you decide to beat hear, don’t put your actual hands on her.  Take a pillow, cut it open and empty out some of the feathers/fluffs, put some bars of soap and other assortment items in it and beat her to taste with that. This leave’s no marks on the body to be detect and you can escape jail term this way :). I know, I know, bad advice but hey, I just said it, I didn’t say go and do it. 

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  • http://yahoo T.T

    what is written is written, the man is the head of the house. in my own opinion, this are two fully grown adults which should know between right and wrong,he should know physical abuse is morally wrong and she should also know verbal abuse is likewise,nevertheless they acted on their instinct so they should be punished equally, in any case the man showed he is a real AFRICAN and always should he be.Please, fellow country men do not westernise this situation, who knows they may be fallen in love in secrecy unknown to both: can you imaging these guys of full EGO leaving in an enclose environment for these number of days,what do you expect them to do?

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  • Markus

    I don’t agree with this.Why should the male be kicked out and leave the female contestant.It is not acceptable.Having the right to insult does not give you any chance to disrepect in public.If you really have good manners,you would never do such a disgraceful thing.Women should always learn how to respect and talk to men.If the male is going to be kicked out,then BB is being bias..thank you!!!!!!!

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    ME Reply:

    @Markus,
    He was kicked out because they sign a contract before they enter the house that you can’t put your hands on others. BB knows that verbal altercations will arise because they are dealing with different personalities, that is why she wasn’t thrown out. It wasn’t ok for her to insult him but if you watch these “reality” shows even the one abroad, you will see that people insult each other all the time but once they put their hands on each other, they are out of the house. It’s not fair but such is life.

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  • ghallady

    This Hannington guy is very wrong for what he did. I am against ALL forms of physical violence whether is man against woman or woman against man- I hate it all. This is hideous and it angers me to see this. Verbal abuse is so wrong too. Who started it?

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    nanayaa Reply:

    @ghallady, they both started it..it started with a small misunderstanding over a task and escalated..the lady was whining about how the task needed to be done..among all the barn mates only the guy took it hard and started going at it with her cuz he felt she was whining too much..they were both insulting each other not just the girl..the guy was the first to throw his fists and the first to get on the ladies face..he wanted to beat her up like he was fighting with his fellow man.he wouldn’t even stop when some of the barn mates were trying very hard to hold him back..that right there annoyed me the most..why would u fight with a lady like she got the same strength as u? funny thing is that, they have had worse arguements than that but it’s a shame the way this silly little arguement ended..nobody thought he had it in him to go that far..the guy got problems man and i’m glad he’s recieving help..

    u can check the video out at http://www.bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com

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  • Abaah

    Verbal abuse is very hurtful than physical because the things people say to you whether negative or positive keeps ringing in your head. Imagine Hannington taking these insults from Lerato day in and out she herself said she did not know she can run her mouth that way after watching the captured fight with the Psychologist. Note that it is not everyone who are comfortable and good at insulting people so they take other options of hurting you back. Hannington endured the insults for weeks before acting so evicting him and keeping Lerato is very wrong!! Africa should big-up.

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  • Bernard

    IN AS MUCH AS I WILL NEVER SUPPORT A MAN BEATING UP A WOMAN,I WILL ALSO WANT TO USE THIS TIME TO TELL LADIES OUT THERE THAT THEY MUST NOT USE IT AS A YARDSTICK TO BE RUDE AND INSULTING.
    AS WOMEN DOES NOT DESERVE BEATING,THE MEN ALSO MUST NOT BE INSULTED!
    WHEN A MAN BEATS UP A WOMAN EVEN FOR HER FAULTS THEN IT’S REMEMBERED BY SOME THAT THE WOMAN IS A WEAKER VESSEL AND SHOULD BE ADORED.THE WOMAN MUST KNOW THAT MAN IS THE STRONGER AND MUST PROTECT HER SELF FROM BEEN SUPPRESSED BY RESPECTING HER WEAKNESSES.

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  • elena babe

    PLEASE NO HATE.CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT THIS BIG BROTHER AFRICA IS ALL ABOUT.THE IMPORTANCE OF IT TO OUR SOCIETY.PLS TELL ME.PLS BE BRIEF

    THANK YOU.

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    Bernard Reply:

    @elena babe, elena babe, THANK GOD YOU HAVE COME TO HELP ME OUT OF MY MISERIES! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT MY DEAR BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW.

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  • pel

    a real man will never lay his hands on anyone, especially a woman. a real woman will never insult anyone, especially a man. weighing the actions of one over the other is inappropriate. i’m sure the the bib brother house is not exempted from the laws of the country. to me, the best was evicting both and allowing the supreme laws of the country to take over.

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  • The_Legend

    One thing about reality t.v shows is this kind of behaviour is encourage by the producers. More insults better ratings, more fights better publicity. I for one thinks one matter what she did he didn’t have to put a hand on her as he is a man. No man gets respect for beating a woman even if the woman is the strongest woman on earth. He will have to live with this for the rest of his life as that will define him where ever he goes. If he have anger management hope he finds help soon as that could ruin his life…Jah bless

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