I took gender and sexuality in my final year in school and one of the things I learnt was that one of the many reasons women are not placed in positions of power is because of emotions. On some level, I got them. On our periods we’re entirely different people that what people are generally used to.
So a couple of days ago, my period came knocking and it didn’t come alone. It came with pains and mood swings.
You guys don’t know but I’ve been in nysc camp for what feels like 2 months but it’s actually been 2 weeks. And it’s one of the reasons I’ve been MIA.
So while we were having morning devotion it became so unbearable that I had to go to the hostel; I met a couple of men o’ war and they stopped me, I told them how I was feeling and they were cool with me going to rest except a female soldier. She was so rude and mean and her attitude was so disgusting to me.
I went back to the parade ground straight faced and pissed. Thinking about how wicked women (I have met) in positions of power are. From female lecturers (except two amazing women) to female police officers and now soldiers. I remember how a lady stopped a bus I took a few days before camp. She said the man didn’t stop when the light turned red but he did. This old man (def. over 60) prostrated for this woman along side several other old men and women but she turned deaf ears. I was beyond shocked.
Are they like that because of what people have assumed them to be? They don’t want to come off as fragile so they become really mean and almost inhuman in some cases. I honestly don’t understand it but I hate it so much.
So life lately… It’s been pretty stressful. I’ve fallen ill in 2 months more than I have in the first half of the year. Camp has been stressful. I don’t want to go into deets Coz I won’t end.
What do you guys think about women in positions of power? Do you think they’re mostly mean? Have I only met the wrong ones?