I found this in a handout on food insecurity:
Women face lots of discrimination both in seeking education and job and face a similar fate even at home within the household, yet women are mostly responsible for preparing meals and taking care of the children.
A man without power coughs once, everybody stands at attention. You a woman with power coughs a million times, nobody will listen to you.
Except to get married and give birth to children, no one gives you a chance in this part of the world.
No one sees you as a human being. They see you like a thing, as just a woman, one with a vagina and a body just for giving birth.
No one wants to hear your voice. No one wants you to grow beyond wife, mother, grandmother.
No one wants to be known with you if you don't bear a man's man. If you're not being fed by a man, they won't take you seriously. People don't think you're deserving respect if they don't see a man beside you.
Nobody thinks you have any value if you can't stretch yourself so thinly and cook, take care of children, wash, scrub, spell coconut until your waist starts falling and your body becomes that of another old witch.
Those are the statistics up there. You're more likely to be poor and hungry just because you're a woman.
The onus is on you to work harder, faster.
We men are equipped with so much power by society, even if we do not turn out well, we can still end up with a good, rich, beautiful woman. Anyone of our choice.
Find yourself as a woman. Know your voice in the middle of this craze. Know your battles. If you choose to be with a man, be with one that identifies with your battles. Not one that draws you down.
You don't have the time to fight the little battles you fight. Battles against other women, battles against boyfriends, battles for best make up, best wig, best dress. You don't have the time to fight battles to win a man's heart. You will burn off your brain cells so quickly.
A successful woman with a powerful voice that continues to do everything she has been told not to do is better and more powerful than a woman that is fruitful in womb in an average marriage and is another hurting soul in the society.
Know your battles.