WE ALSO SUFFER DISCRIMINATION - BERNARD KUUG ON INT'L MEN'S DAY



Mr.  Bernard  Kuug, m a lecturer at the Social sciences department of the  Berekum College of Education has opined that the controversial behaviour in morality adopted by some people in the public are done  purposeful in order to get attention.

He made this comment when discussion the public outcry surrounding the exposure of the cleveage of the minister of gender, children and social protection, Madam  Otiko Afisa Djaba at the floor of parliament when she was to deliver a speech on the international men's Day slated for Sunday, 19th November this year.


On the celebration of International Men's day, Mr. Kuug said, the celebration was necessary because men face some form of discrimination that should be highlighted.

"Some men across the world also face various forms of discrimination, but our natural make up which presupposes that men should swallow the bitter pill seems to prevent men from oozing out their nightmares. At work place, public transport terminals, law court and even homes we face these hiccups but we have to swallow them to sustain our integrity and strong nature as men and for that matter the authority in the society" he noted.


Mr. Kuug also noted that some men neglect their duties due to financial constraints and the new paradigm shift of redefining the roles of men and women in a society other than the traditional ones we grew up to.

"The various women empowerment charters have designated some of the roles of women such as changing of diapers, cooking and washing to men and has devalued the natural roles societies developed for men. Hence the women are also in the same vain called to take up some of the financial obligations in the home. More so in a situation where a man is jobless or has a job that pays less than his wife, how can he perform his duty?" Mr Kuug quizzed.



The IMD  coincides with the World Toilet Day  is celebrated each year on November 19. This year's theme is "Celebrate men and boys.

 Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.

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