“I meet men who say they want this or that kind of a woman. Wash for him, cook for him, sijui what. In fact some Luo omera told me he cannot marry a woman who doesn’t cook. So yes, I’m not wife material. I’m lazy, I don’t like house chores. I’m the one who wakes up at noon to ask people where the food is.”
It reminded me of Warren Farrell’s 1993 controversial book “The Myth of Male Power: Why Men are the Disposable Sex” in which he claims that the women’s movement has led to the re-socialization of girls to become women who balance survival with fulfillment but that there has been no similar re-socialization of boys to become men who pursue that balance once they take on the responsibility of children. Thus, Farrell believes, boys and men are decades behind girls and women psychologically and socially, and increasingly behind women academically and economically. In his recent presentations on this topic, he estimates that men are in 2011 where women were in 1961.