No one in Uganda understands the depth of sexual assault. One fateful day, she used a boda boda to take her home.
Women are expected to accept it or complain just a little”. The rider raped her right outside her gate before quickly taking off.
This is just an example of how Ugandan men do not regard women as independent-thinking human beings but as property to be used and disposed of at will. A man will not marry a woman for her fine intellect. That may be what he thinks but he and the woman in question are actually deluded.
Like the proverbial African male, he will look for someone who is ‘presentable’ to his family.
Two women were working, and the men were resting under a tree.
Twenty minutes later, I passed by and the women were bitterly quarrelling with the men for letting them do all the work.
But he said he loved the way I ‘thought’ and could we still remain lovers in secret”?
To the man, apart from a few vague complaints about the extra financial expense, nothing!
The girl however, faces an entirely different scenario.
The men’s response was typical: “Do you know there are African tribes where only the women work? Obviously these chaps are good fans of the Congo pygmies’ societal ‘roots’, where women do all the carrying of heavy loads when any journey is to be undertaken.
Phillip is a biologist who believes that Ugandan men take being simple minded to a whole new level.