Have you ever met or been in a close relationship with an African woman who has a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. Degree? How would you describe her behaviour in a general point of view? Did you notice anything strange?
I am a staunch supporter of education for the African woman because, throughout the years, she has been neglected and subjected to seclusion in every aspect of life. I have always loved the idea of Africans using education to uplift ourselves. This modern generation of African women view education as a means of looking down on others and advocating for the most unnecessary issues. Why are educated African women not clamouring for an end to poverty in Africa? Statistics all around the world show that black women who are too trained pursue careers more than starting a family. Some even say they don’t need a man when asked about their love life.
Unfortunately, for some of these women who have all sorts of degrees, they develop a terrible attitude. Some don’t understand the meaning of the word “Education,” as its purpose is to help build character as you learn about different cultures and languages. When you have an education, you can fulfil the basic needs in life.
You are taught to get dressed, learn self-care and apply practical life skills. But when these educated African women acquire one, they instead develop an attitude of bringing others down who do not have or have a less degree status than theirs. Some use it to control their husbands who have lesser degrees; they see their view as being the most important of all rather than collectively.
Single women in Africa consist of those who claim to be too educated, thinking that the only ones who deserve them must be a man of their equal or higher status. In America, there is also a high rate of single, educated women, mostly in the black community. If this continues, it demolishes the strong African family bond we used to have. I am not against education for African women, but I am against the way they have misused the knowledge they acquired. It does not serve the real purpose; instead, it’s destroying the gap between the African man and woman. We can use this acquired knowledge of ours to uplift others and, most importantly, improve the society, which is, presently, broken. As always, it’s my opinion.