A Hundred Million vs A Few: The Rush to Denigrate the African Woman's Image | Dubai 'porta potty'
A hundred million and more are hardworking, decent, and live honorable lives but it is the few derailed ones that are given media time and attention.
Have we taken the time to compare the benefit of making these degrading videos going viral against the negative impact (image, social sigma, economy, etc.) on Africa and the African woman?
According to a report published on the DATAREPORTAL website, 4.62 billion people around the world now use social media, with around 424 million new users registered in the last 12 months. Looking at these figures, one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to know how powerful social media has become and by ricochet its ability to make or destroy at will.
In the same report, we read that the average daily time spent using social media is 2h 27m. While this average social media consumption time may seem already too high, some specialists in the domain think an average daily usage of 2h 27m is far lower than observed reality. Unfortunately for once, Africa and Africans top the chart.
In itself, spending too much time on social media may not be anything bad considering the many known benefits of being connected to the web, the problem arises, in the case of Africans (mostly within the continent,) from the fact that social media is gently becoming, if not, has completely replaced the authority of our parents, our political governments and leaders, our social and cultural institutions, our Monarchs and keepers of our cultural values.
Unfortunately, the African woman is fast becoming a victim and target of this negative side of the web. Whether by pure chance or pushed, it is a call for concern.
Owing to the fact that the African woman is the backbone and vital support for the African man and as such the future of the African continent, destroying her image and always presenting her negatively is the deadliest weapon that could be used against Africa.
There are millions and even hundreds of millions of African women (doctors, engineers, mothers, housewives, writers, politicians, farmers, academicians, researchers, etc.) both in the continent and around the world who deserve media attention and support but unfortunately, they are never publicized.
Like with a spin of the magic wand or still being party to the "image defamation", mainstream media and popular social media platforms like Facebook, Titok, and Twitter, with a reputation of hiding behind their ever-changing "community standards and ethics" have done little or nothing to stop or at least limit the propagation of news spreading derogatory information concerning the African woman.
Many will argue that the "DUBAI PORTA POTTY" news doesn't concern the African woman or women of the black race alone, but let the truth be told, it is.
If such news happened to be about mostly women from other races, say; Arabic, Jewish, or Asian women, there would have been an outcry and immediate reaction and request to have this removed from the media and social media platforms, or still, these platforms would have controlled the propagation of such news without being summoned to do so.
Who protects the African Woman's image? Unfortunately, the first to spread, propagate, and tell wild stories are Africans themselves. Why will others respect your women if you can't hide their shame?
We have commented, we have liked and shared the videos on Dubai Porta Potty, CAN WE NOW COMMENT, LIKE, and SHARE the stories of the hundreds of millions of hardworking African women around the world who get up at 3 a.m every morning in order to take care of their families and live honorable lives?
When is the last time, you, the YouTuber, Titoker, WhatApp group Admin who has made hundreds of videos about Dubai Porta Potty made a video to CELEBRATE our African sisters who are Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Farmers, Traders, Mothers, Wives?
WE SHOULD NOT FALL FOR THE GAME USED BY OBSCURE POWERS TO DESTROY AFRICA. WE HAVE BROKEN FREE FROM FOREIGN MUSIC, WE ARE GENTLY BREAKING FREE FROM RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGIES, AND POLITICALLY WE ARE GOING AWAY.
OUR WOMEN HAVE MORE AND MORE EQUAL RIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES.......
'THEY' ARE WATCHING US AND KNOW WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK