Who wants to be a Millionare?

Those who know me know that I am all for women empowerment, girl power, ‘what’s-good-for-the-goose-is-good-for-the-gander’ kind of shit. Heck, I have been called a feminist. But if asking… ok you got me – if demanding that women are treated more like human beings than objects qualifies me as a feminist, then I will gladly answer to that name.

Having said that, I also believe that women should act in a manner to make it easy for the society to shun the age-old perception that we are all kitchen-bound good-for-nothings who should only worry about perfecting the art of leg-spreading (be it for sex or to give birth) , wash, cook….and other four letter words. Are we doing all in our power to distort that picture entrenched in the male mind of women donning aprons and tending to the family while barefoot and pregnant? I sadly think not!

Why am I ranting, you ask? Today’s Nation Newspaper carried the story of a woman who is not willing to get married to any man who will not raise bride price of 1million Kes. She, in my view, simply wants to be bought. To the highest bidder. She wants us to believe that she does not come cheap! She says she is educated and intelligent (ahem!) She claims that she is an asset since she will be helping the husband bring home the bacon. What the poor lady forgets is that by putting a price on her self worth, she comes off as cheap! She might as well go, “Hi, I am Rita Muchiri, and am worth only 1 million Kenyan shillings, cough out the cash and you can take me home!” Smile girl, and hope that the men don’t choose that flashy car over you!

How many criminals, men of questionable character can come up with the 1M Rita is asking for? If that is all it takes to have you girl, then you are one very poor woman.
So she will not get married to a poor good looking man who might genuinely fall in love with her. What’s love got to do with it, right?

I can only say this to you girlie. When you pay to have something, you automatically assume ownership of it. I believe that the smart you has done some transactions now and then. You call the one million a ‘token’ of appreciation to your parents. Token, really? In spite of your dumbness, your future does look bright, masters degree and all. Just get your lazy ass to work and support your parents and yourself. Stop being greedy! And most importantly, for Pete’s sake stop taking us back to the stone ages!!!

*Breathes in and out*

NKT!! I am ok now…

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