THIS IS THE LIFE WE LIVE IN AFRICA

otahelp
Posted February 7, 2019 from Nigeria

*When a man has a good car it attracts more ladies to him. When a lady has a good car it repels guys away from her. This is the world we live in*. *A teenage boy impregnates his teenage girlfriend. The girl drops out of school, the boy continues his education. This is the world we live in*. *A guy catches his girlfriend with another guy, he fights his girlfriend. A lady catches her guy with another lady, she fights the other lady. This is the world we live in*. *The older a man becomes, the higher the number of ladies available for him. The older a lady becomes the fewer the number of guys available for her. This is the world we live in*. *A 76 year old man can still marry a 26 year old lady. A 36 year old lady is tagged too old to get married. This is the world we live in*. *A man divorces his wife today and the next day he is dating other ladies. Six months later he is married. While the divorced woman is labeled a divorcee and remains single six years later. This is the world we live*. *A man loses his wife to death and remarries a year after, he did the right thing, he's being praised and congratulated for moving on, after all life is for the living* *A woman loses her husband to death and remarries after 4yrs, "aaah! so early? Are u sure she wasn't sleeping with that man even when her husband was alive? That was why she killed her husband. This is the world we are in*. *A married man is caught in bed with another woman, his wife is asked to forgive him and move on. A married woman is caught in bed with another man, the husband asks her to leave his house. This is the world we live in*. *A man gets transferred by his company to another state, the entire family relocates with him. The woman gets transferred to another state, she goes alone or resigns from the job. This is the world we live in*.‎ *If a man rises to be the CEO of the company, he got there by hard work and determination. If a woman rises to be the CEO of the company, even if the staff are only women, she is suspected to get there by sleeping with the Board members. This is the world we live in*.

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Wusufor
Feb 07, 2019
Feb 07, 2019

Haha :-) very nice quick contrasts you took note clearly. Its sad we live in such a world. However, its not only African ooo its everywhere all over. Just that others are mild :-). Hope you are having a nice day!

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

thank you Lisabeth. you are wonderful. thank you for commenting

Wusufor
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

You are also sweet haha. Welcome.

Jill Langhus
Feb 07, 2019
Feb 07, 2019

Hi Otahelp,

How are you doing? Thanks for increasing awareness and for sharing your troubling post. I agree. There are quite a few double standards we still need to work on, in your country, and every where:-( It's just not right on so many levels. Men and women, though, are perpetuating these standards, so a re-education and re-socialization needs to occur at home, from the very start before these paradigms start to really shift.

Hope you're having a good day, dear.

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

thank you Jill. always hitting the nail at the head. thank you for your constant support. thank you once again. please give me your full name or social media address

Jill Langhus
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

You're welcome:-)

This is my FB ID: https://www.facebook.com/jlanghus

Deborah Munyekenye
Feb 08, 2019
Feb 08, 2019

Really true.

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

Deborah thank you for reading

Nanduhura123
Feb 08, 2019
Feb 08, 2019

courage femme forte,telle est la vie d,un bon nombre des filles africaines,tes arguments m,inspirent et mes donne encore le courage de poursuivre le chemin qui mene au changement

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

thank you Nanduhura

Olutosin
Feb 09, 2019
Feb 09, 2019

Hmmnnnn, sad and the fact that we are comfortable with this is appalling.

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

thank you Olutosin

Beth Lacey
Jun 08, 2019
Jun 08, 2019

Unfortunately, all of this happens everywhere. So sad

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

Beth thank you for taking out to read.

cbittok
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 20, 2019

it is a true reflection of what is happening world. we should stand and support each other as women.

otahelp
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

Cbittok, thank you for reading. keep it up