Break the stereotypes!

Olutosin
Posted September 30, 2020 from Nigeria

Yesterday they were watching a Yoruba movie and I was sitting.... lost in thought....suddenly I heard a man talking to his heavily pregnant wife... .....I know where pregnant women are caned or thrashed or beaten.....its on the legs...I will beat sense into your skull...

I was afraid that such barbaric, outdated, dejected, archaic, forbidden and scary...(With due respect to The Lion.and the Jewel novel) saying or teaching is allowed to be passed to the new generation through this medium.

Helloooo......

The only set of humans that I continually revere are pregnant women. 

I dread pregnancy. 

Nobody could convince, conjure, conive with, control, convict, confuse or conned me into loving pregnancy... 

I live in awe of women who made pregnancy into a hobby...as in churning out babies as if they were taken from the shelves of IKEA shops!

Ee tii je? Why now  I just don't like it. I am afraid of that state of health!!!

Now imagine beating a pregnant.

As I write, a pregnant woman is being beaten or boxed up in a corner weeping......

Pregnancy is not a child play. If not for the sake of the woman's health, what about the unknown deity inside her tummy.

Please revere pregnancy. 

 

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Nini Mappo
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020

What? Don't these films get reviewed by a film classification board before released for human consumption? beating any woman, pregnant or not is should not be televised at all. I hope someone was sleeping on their job. It's a shame that such a story line began in a person's mind:/

I'm with you about that pregnancy business though. I'm village bred-raised to be tough. But pregnancy for me is a terrible terrible time that gives me nightmares whenever I remember. But for the grace of God, I'd have one child. But I've worked with children from single child families extensively and believed that siblings are a good educational platform, and was determined to grow beyond one...still, I prayed for an induced coma while pregnant..to be woken up when the baby was ready to come out haha.
My kids owe me big time!

Olutosin
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020

My sister, if I could pick babies from shelves.... I won't mind a dozen.....

No one censors those things..as long as it is not Porn or politically motivated.

Beth Lacey
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 19, 2020

Thank you, as always, Olutosin

Olutosin
Oct 28, 2020
Oct 28, 2020

Eh ehe eh you are welcome.
Thank you for helping me always.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Jun 26
Jun 26

Hello Olutosin,
Thanks for sharing. It is very unfortunate that society continues to glorify violence by consuming movies that showcase violence.
I think that the industry keeps growing precisely because they are people who pay for those movies.

Pregnancy can be a very difficult period in one's life, and pregnant women should be handled like crystal glasses because they are carrying a life inside of their wombs and bodies.
Alas, some of them continue to experience violence, and in some cases, violence intensifies at this critical and fragile period in a woman's life.
Where would the world be without pregnancies?
The world needs to thank woman who get pregnant because that is the only to populate our planet, although, new technologies are trying to change things.
Perhaps such film-makers need to be persuaded to portray pregnant women in a more positive light.

Olutosin
Jun 28
Jun 28

Thank you very much for your beautiful response. The hardest thing for me to do is carry a pregnancy.
Yet many women do this effortlessly and joyfully.
The world should worship the strength of a woman.

Thelma obani 2020
Jul 04
Jul 04

We are changing the narrative dear.
Our voice will speak out of their stereotypes..

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 13
Sep 13

Hello Olutosin.
Thank you so much for bringing this to light here. Many of us have watched such movies and left them there because many of us saw nothing wrong with it since it is just a movie. But the truth is many women especially those pregnant go through so much on top of the violence. Most men think carrying a pregnancy is like eating and sleeping. That easy.

Thank you once again.

Sisterhood hugs and love.