A bit of a sombre mood on the blog today. Last night, a friend sent me a video of a young lady being stripped naked in central Nairobi, and publicly ridiculed by a gang of angry men, because they thought her outfit was either too short or indecent – according to their standards. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to watch. I had a difficult time going through my evening routine, and even now, flashes from that video and screams of the helpless victim, are still haunting me.
Needless to say, I cried a little, my heart is broken; how will she ever embrace her sexuality again, learn to love and embrace her body like she did? In an age where young women across the world are struggling with body image and self-esteem issues, It takes a lot of confidence for a woman to wear clothing that flatters her body, and I detest people who I felt did this for a second of laughter, just to humiliate and ridicule her. I believe there is always a better way to communicate. Is it really morally right to degrade another human being in such a way? A woman does not defile men by what she wears. It is their weak minds that breed their profane actions, which are the epitome of sexual abuse and defilation.
“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
For the sake of our sisters, mothers and daughters! Let us learn how to COMMUNICATE, and to accept people’s choices by not imposing our own personal beliefs and values…
Photos by PETER CACAH
TOP – Sheinside
Skirt- Gifted (forever 21)
Clutch – Bag a Bargain
sunnies – same here
belt – same here
earrings – worn here
shoes-Backyard shoes – Ground Floor of Bandari Plaza, Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
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