International Women’s Day [IWD] gives an opportunity to confront Misogyny – a woman- devouring monster. Misogyny stands for the banishment of women from the pages of history; and also from the social life of the community. “Women belong in the kitchen”, says one sage. Another says, “Women need to be behind their veils; for that is their God-appointed station”.
And who is that women –hating God?
Meet these women: (not an exhaustive list, please add)
|May Fortune||Doris Alexander||Gert Protain||Pansy Rowley||Jacqueline Creft||Eva Sylvester|
|Una Marson||Elma Francois||Phyllis Shand Allfrey||Jean Rhys||Bertha Mutt||Mary Prince|
|Solitude||Carlota||Suzanne Sanite Belair||Nita Barrow||Elsa Goveia||Lucille Mathurin Muir|
|Nanny||Hilda Bynoe||Beryl McBurnie||Sybil Atteck||Queen Mary||Rajkumari Singh|
|Frances D’anglade||Claudia Jones||Alice Singh||Louise Bennett||Janet Jagan||Kowsilla, and …|