Does beauty protect us from mental illness? This question was asked at a mental health conference I once attended. A speaker spoke about beauty, the lack of beauty and its effect on mental health. It reminded me of the story below, and the lessons I learned about beauty. The vegetable vendor, mama mboga was not … More Does Beauty protect us from mental illness?
Kenya is a deeply traditional and patriarchal society. In patriarchy, we create misogyny – where men think they are better than women, stronger than women, smarter than women, deserve more than women. Entitled. In a society where many women are marching towards equality and equity, the female becomes the male’s enemy number 1. And women easily turn against each other when the male gaze rests on them. Men are in agreement that women are not as they used to be; and some women are trying to help in keeping women in the roles they always held – but are they also in agreement about how to deal with it? … More Femicide in Kenya signals a Resistance to Change