Assuming Authority

Women in at least a dozen African countries are breaking the male stranglehold on national legislatures, cabinets, courts, and other government institutions. They’re making laws, changing attitudes and inspiring other women to follow them. The women’s revolution has partly come about by necessity due to a lack of men. But it also reflects a growing recognition that the corruption, civil war, and decay that has plagued Africa for generations has been largely the work of males. In the past few years, grass-roots women’s groups have been sounding a distinctly feminist message, arguing that the qualities displayed by women at the family level–fiscal integrity, maternal nurturing–may be what Africa needs to lift itself off its knees. Women certainly have different problems and priorities than men …

Please contemplate on this pages also the photos of some strong African women. Go to this page of, go more down on the right and click on Photo Gallery/ Quiet Strenght.

Below you’ll find the African women we have already presented on this blog, and which I believe showing a caractere of assuming Autority. Also, in my eyes is normal popular work also assuming autority, not only elitist work:

(The courage of Safia Hussaini consist in the fact that she stands for her independant opinion, alone in front of a whole village with obviously facist behavior).

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