So what if you were raised like that?
5 days ago, 20:30
I attended a mpumiro (a ceremony during which boys who have undergone initiation are re-introduced to the community) in Marimanti, Tharaka Nithi county a few weeks ago. Tharaka women know how to throw a party – and they can dance. But the highlight, for me, was a man who looked to be about 70-years-old, who gave a speech. He was a most unlikely feminist. He spoke about initiations in his day – how boys were secluded and told that women didn’t mean much, and that a man’s strength came from a woma ...
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