I WAS "LABOUR DAY STUDIO GUEST ON MAY DAY" WP was promoted

Lily Habesha
Posted May 10, 2017 from Ethiopia

I WAS INVITED TO BE A STUDIO GUEST ON LABOUR DAY. The interview was all about UNPAID WORK OF WOMEN.

I was happy to be a guest for two hours on the national radio studio. I was given a chance to speak on behalf of every woman. Women, take care of the kids, cooking, washing, cleaning in the house is their only job. Even if she has a degree and has work and earns well, she is the maid at the end of the day.

Men should share the house chores.

I remember my father, who came from the west …from a so called family that I never meet any of them. He told us he was the first born, they had slaves ( never called them tenants). We know him as a lawyer. We had to wash his fit. He sat and eat. I never saw him doing any job in the house. He was given a glass of water, we spill water on his hands when he want to wash. He never ever served himself any meal in the house. He didn’t know where the cups were kept either. That was the simplest job to do. By any chance, if my Mom is alone in the house, and there’s no child at home in the evenings, she had to wash his feet. What was that? Extremely….u….h!

She taught her 8 kids the entire preschool lesson, she was not paid, not even thanked by the husband. # years school fees multiply by eight = 0. Sad! Good thing, she saw her kids made it.

After all, she was told, she was useless and he was the most patient man in the world who managed to stay with her.

Jesus!!! My dad was difficult.

I can imagine how many wonderful women are out there and their story was not told. This world could be different without women.

I promote WP on the same media, I told about BGG and introduce my sisters from WP.

By the way, the man who invited me to be his guest was a young man. He mate with me at Radison BLU Hotel, when I went with Leina and Stelz to introduce WP to the African Women Entrepreneur Program (AWEP) Ethiopia. He asked many question about WP. I told him it’s a plat form where women join forces and help each other.

Good day

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Jill Langhus
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Hi Lily. Thanks for sharing your story. I totally agree. I've always thought that men should share with all responsibilities, be more grateful and respectful to for what chores they don't do as well. I hope you didn't marry someone like your father, that is if you are married:-) I know I did. It's funny how people do that, subconsciously or not.

Lily Habesha
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017

Jill my dear,

thank you for reading my post.

Lily

Jill Langhus
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017

You're welcome:) Have a great day.

aarsenal
May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

This is great food for thought on Mum's Day eve. Thanks for sharing, Lily!

Lily Habesha
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017

Hi dear,

thank you for your comment. 

I'm glad to read...Life is what you design.

That;s very true

Lily