Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Naija Men and Traditional Norms



... Is the future making sense?

Some ladies call this love with no bounds, unconditional love!

See how life is treating men. I'm sure some ladies won't mind all men being like this!

I wonder if this is love, madness, slavery or evil machination? May this never be our portion.

I hear the men say a loud AMEN!!!




Peeps on blogsville, I nearly got my rosy cheeks slapped this morning because of this picture and the message right beside it. How e take happen? Where e take happen? I go yarn una make una chill…lol


This picture and message started its journey of circulation this morning in my office o and it raised so many unpleasant comments from the guys or rather a large percent of the guys.


“Why would I do dishes and tie my own child on my back? Na jazz?!”…One guy said.


“God forbid, the woman must have washed kurukurru from her private part into the guy’s soup! Afiam!!” Another mumu guy chirped in.


“Ha!!!! If Na me, my mama go don come from village come organize serious deliverance for me” (Indeed dumb skull! Mchew!!!)


And bladibladibla…na so they raked on and on and won’t stop o.


Ewoooooooooooooo! I just can’t believe!!! So guys in this present age can open their rotten mouth and talk like this? When will unnecessary pride and ego end in these naija men’s lives? When will they open their eyes and just see some things and just wake up from traditional slumber?
And we go talk sey we read book and we wan better pass our papas, grand and great grand papas!!!!


Why some of them go school self? Why not sit in the village and keep up with the maintenance of the family farm? Mchewwww!


It got to a stage where I cum put my own join and that was when serious katakata burst and some guy nearly slap my face. What I said shey? Okay I said bobos wait o, but you don’t have to tie the baby on your backs now, you can just strap it with a Baby Strap in front of you and embrace it warmly and that was when the argument transcend to another level entirely.


“Sassy, shut up and stop staying rubbish! Why would I strap my child in front of me when I’m not a kangaroo? Only kangaroos are designed to do that. My wife won’t even dare strap my own baby like that in front of her chest, she have to tie him properly at her back the traditional way. This is not yankee, this is African!” “That is why this days’ kids are so daft… my mother tied me on her back, she no strap me with baby strap.” (Story!)


Oooooooooooooooo…… okay oooo! Na so all the ladies for our office –it’s a pity they are just few of us – started serious wahala with our bobos dem o.


Eweee! Na so I talk ooo. Abi people, wetin una go talk? I’m so dazed and pissed off at the same time.


These are the same guys that embrace modern norms like hugging a fellow female colleague and giving them a peck on both sides of their cheeks as a mode of greetings (How dem no go like that one?! Guinea fowls!!!) Na that kain tradition dem fit inculcate from the western world ba? But to strap dem own pikin for front na big deal and dem wife too must not do that 'cos according to their newly made theory "Strapping a baby on your chest will automatically turn the baby to a mumu, Babies should be tied to their Mother's back"… goddam moda f**kers!


Shey na working class woman go dey carry iro and oja about abi?
One was even like that is against the Yoruba tradition! Biko abeg make we see road. Chei!!!


How una dey jare?

...xxx



SASSY



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8 comments:

leggy said...

that picture doesnt even look right to me...for some reason...and im a girl.

Myne Whitman said...

Nothing wrong with the picture at all and I would have argued just like you. Too bad a lot of guys are still in the stone age, LOL.

Happy new year to us all.

David.фаворит Бога номер-один said...

LMAO!!!
some people are ignorant and that has
to be accepted...there's nothing
wrong with that picture and i would
do same if i was married and my wife
needed help...i've done it before sef

Happy New Year to you!

BSNC said...

lol abeg tell them to drink a cold glass of water and calm down. I dey fine o. how the new year preparations...

muyiwa said...

sasssy tooooo baaad,sheee you don born niii,which side are you supporting ,will you allow your husband to carry your child around for you,please i need a quick answer before i wish you happy new year

Sassy Trends said...

well..@Leggy,maybe becos of the un-tush way the guy dey carry the baby..lol

@Myne, wish you same my dear..aw bodi?

Dave,,,Same to you dear..

@BSNC, hahahaha... i dey feel you ooo..
We dey prepare jare... ve a fulfilled one..xoxo

@Muyiwa, well I no go answer am oo..hahaha.. how u dey?
chiao

Sassy Trends said...

well..@Leggy,maybe becos of the un-tush way the guy dey carry the baby..lol

@Myne, wish you same my dear..aw bodi?

Dave,,,Same to you dear..

@BSNC, hahahaha... i dey feel you ooo..
We dey prepare jare... ve a fulfilled one..xoxo

@Muyiwa, well I no go answer am oo..hahaha.. how u dey?
chiao

histreasure said...

no mind dem guys, na those kain ones their wives go use dem pass hen the time reach..

where i come from, this tying for back thing is not so prevalent, i really really got to know abt it when i came down ti ibadan and mehn, can they tie? 2 days old baby even..when i tell dem im not very conversantwith it, they look at me 'somehow'..

a lot depends on the self-confidence of d man u marry, my hubs carries the kids, bathes feeds, changes diapers, does laundry, washes dishes and is still the most 'manly'man i know so when i see those kain people, i dont bother to argue, i tell them to shut up and get married first.

lol @ family farm.true talk, my sister

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