I wrote this post ages ago.
But given all the nonsense that has been going on in the news lately, the message clearly bears repeating again..and again..and again..and again.
Some one kindly cc Otiko Djaba for me. SMH
At this point, there is no question of whether or not Ghanaian society is rigidly patriarchal.If you google patriarchy, thefirst definition that pops up (viaWikipedia) states:
Patriarchy is a social systemin which males hold primary power, predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilegeand control of property. In the domain of the family, fathers or father-figures hold authority over women and children.
Essentially, in any scopeonecan think of, the final word on any issue will invariably be spoken by a man.
There are inevitableby-products of such a social structure, which can be summarized thusly: women are neither regarded, nor treated as, true EQUALSto their male counterparts.
It could be at your workplace,where it is assumed that any woman in a position of note slept with a man to get there, regardless of what her C.V. looks like. Woe betide her if she is especially attractive.
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