I recently attended the Story Moja Hay Festival, and perhaps the most scintillating session was a forum titled “The Future of Kenyan Men,” moderated by renowned columnist and retrosexual Oyunga Pala.

Meant for men, the forum was however hijacked by a coterie of ladies who took every available opportunity to shoot down any opinion expressed by a man that had a lick of common sense. For instance, Tony Mochama, the literary gangster, was nearly clobbered with high heels after he opened his heart and explained the reasons that often lead to domestic violence.

One opinionated lady grabbed the mic and complained about how today’s man wants a lady who cooks and cleans, yet he himself contracts plumbers, electricians, painters and mechanics. “You outsource people to do ‘manly’ tasks yet you don’t want me to hire a maid to cook and clean?”

She made a lot of sense, that iron-lady. I turned to my friend Lameck and whispered to him, “I normally don’t like feminists, but this one sure has a point.”

Unbeknown to me, a feminist sitting next to me heard my words and got so enraged that I swear you could see smoke coming out of her ears. When opportunity presented itself, she pounced on the mic and gave me a seething dress-down, accusing me of being a died-in-the-wool misogynist.

Some of you may be of the opinion that I am an individual who advocates for male dominion—perish the thought. I fully and wholeheartedly believe that gender equality should be the norm. What I have against mainstream feminists is they propagate abhorrence and vitriol against men under the aegis of feminism. Feminism has evolved into a hideous movement with a sole aim of pitting women against men; man-hating is their main agenda.

It’s amazing how so many people continue to turn a blind eye to the harm that feminism is doing. No, I won’t shut up on this one. Not when the lava inside is threatening to spill over. What feminists are now clamouring for is not equal rights, and I won’t keep quiet about it. Just as Nelson Mandela said he was against white dominion and the same time he was against black dominion, I am equally not at ease with female dominion in quite the same measure that I loath male dominion.

I used to think that feminism was a reasonable movement aimed at lobbying for equal opportunities for both genders. Boohoo! Joke’s on me. Unfortunately, as with aliens, mermaids and fairies, no solid proof of reasonable feminists has ever been found. Scientists are still searching though.

Today’s feminists think that all men are arrogant, sex pests, rapists, obnoxious, unromantic, dead beat dads and insipid a**holes. They hate the entire male gender with passion, and they make no bones about it. They have made it their mission to sow their seeds of discord in other girls, and they push their agendas all over the media. To me this is sexism at high noon, and it needs to stop.

A common trend with the most aggressive feminists is that they hold positions of power and influence. Now this is highly commendable, but it becomes a thorn in the rectum when feminists, most of them go-getters in life, use their position to annihilate men more. And mind you, today’s feminists have the goods—the whole works. I mean, the entire kit and caboodle—the brain, pedigree and the looks. They crush men the way a JKUAT student crushes bedbugs by cutting them up with their razor-sharp minds. You can never stand in their way and survive the ordeal. This is clearly illustrated by one Sharon Stone, who said that “The more famous and powerful I get, the more power I have to hurt men.”

As a result of their odium towards the bearded species, feminists have evolved weird peculiarities. Love? What’s that? They don’t need men in their lives, and to them men are nothing more than ATMs for financial support and providers of no strings attached sex benefits. No one said it better than the supremo of feminism herself, Valerie Solanas. “To call a man an animal is to flatter him. He’s a machine, a walking dildo.”

Methinks feminists are not after equality. They want more power. Because, when it comes to the inequality they claim to fight against, they themselves are guilty as sin. You can never correct discrimination against women by stepping on men. Two wrongs never made a right.

And this blanket accusation of men should also come to a moratorium. Not all men behave like unfathomable pricks. And just because a man once hurt you does not give you a pass to pour your revenge on an entire gender. Just like you can’t point at a random Muslim and blame them for terrorism, you also can’t hold every individual man responsible for all the historical slights ever committed against your gender.


And that’s my beef with feminism. Join the discussion on twitter @JowalJones.

Lukorito Jones

Lukorito Jones is a columnist and correspondent with Kenya's leading newspaper, Daily Nation. He also dabbles in fiction works at times, hoping to be the next Stephen King. Sometimes he takes time out from writing to perfect his deer-dancing and goat-screaming skills.


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  2. Good article Jowal. I agree 100% with your sentiments and believe that women ought to pipe down and listen to what others have to say. Though a woman, I’m not a feminist. But I believe in equal rights for both men and women. Advocating for women’s rights is a good thing, but women will do well to take the “fight” out of it. It will do us all some good if we take the anger and edge, the raw emotion out of it and simply speak in a calm voice.

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