As a Human Rights Advocate and having studied International Human Rights Law in comparative, I find it interesting and yet shocking that Africa and certain parts of Asia continue to openly subject women to inhumane and degrading treatments, sanctioned by the people’s inelastic conception of culture.
We’ve had several waves of feminist movements in the West which have challenged and abolished thestatus quo that handled women as sexual objects of different eras, we’ve zoomed past the era of Enlightenment into an era where personal autonomy takes the most important seat in the discourse.
Africa and for this note Ghana, it seems to me, has not heard of the need to uphold Human Rights when it clashes with cultural tenets. The below photo, seems to me, to only entrench the idea that older men can freely take a look and bite of younger women and nothing else.
If this photo has any cultural significance, I bet it would be the weave—because the photo literally looks like a perfect opportunity for the town’s aged to have frequent uncensored entertainment, with young girls being the play cards.
Perhaps, some would argue radical feminism as women having the right to show whatever they want—something Madonna and Rihanna champion, but this is nothing like radical feminism, these women have no choice. They are compelled, somewhat abused, to take part in this and that undermines any conception of human autonomy or libertarianism, a violation of their dignity and womanhood.
What’s civilisation if we can’t leave behind such fiendish practices and what a “benign” population we’ve become if we can’t condemn this.
ODB’s in action!