I need to get some things off my chest. This is a topic that’s been getting on my nerves for quite a while and I just need to get it out. The topic of the night is MEN.
Now I’m not a man-hater. I love men as much as any other person. My issue with this is the notion that people think as a female I am nothing without a man in my life. I either need a man to fill some empty void I apparently have or to buy me pretty things or to fulfill me sexually. What if I were to tell you that was a complete lie? Would that be a shocker? To some it actually might.
Some people do not know themselves without a man in it. The men in their lives define them. I’m all for people living their lives the way they want but when their views start getting pushed off on me, that’s when I have a problem. Why do I need a man to tell me who I am? I know who I am. I was born into this world 21 years ago and I’ve made my way through the world pretty well without having to rely on a man.
Some might think these are just the rantings of a bitter person, but I assure you it isn’t. Like any other person I’ve had my own share of bad relationships but I don’t let that define me either. My last boyfriend seemed to have a problem with me having a mind of my own and not accepting that cheating was the norm and something I would have to deal with like the “good little girlfriend”. Apparently, my choosing not to be with him was completely abnormal and I was not acting like the “typical girl”. His words, not mine. Even after dealing with that bullshit, I’m still not biased against men. I’m just upset at the thought that we need them.
What gets me even more mad is the fact that girls are the ones telling me this. It infuriates me that some of them don’t realize they are a completely different entity than the men in their lives. They do not know how to function without having a man to depend on. They have accepted society’s views of them as worthless and useless without that attachment. I can only hope that they can break free because it’s beyond sad watching them hold on to someone who can discard them any day without an afterthought.
Females, please learn to love yourselves first before committing yourself into a serious relationship. Free your mind!
Naomi Campbell and Beverly Peele by Gilles Bensimon for Elle magazine, November 1992
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I came from a rich family.
So that people could hate on me.
And I would be fine with it.
Because I’d never have to worry about bills or a place to live.
And I could really be anything I wanted to be. And even though I’m smart, I wouldn’t haaaave to use my brain.
Because if I wanted to be a…
Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, oba and founder of the Yoruba people
Several legends concerning the origin and ancestry of Oduduwa abound in Yoruba and Benin mythology. The Yorubas believe he is the father of the Yoruba’s and progenitor of all Yoruba Oba’s and the Oba of Benin. The Benin believe that he is a Benin prince called EKALADERHAN who was banished by his father, the Ogiso of Benin. His name, the Benins claim, is derived from ‘Idoduwa”, a Benin word meaning fortune’s path, symbolizing the painful exile from his ancestral home. In support of this, they claim, Oduduwa’s son Oranmiyan later returned to Benin to rule the Empire around 1,000 AD. Oduduwa is believed to have had several sons (16 in number) who later became powerful traditional rulers of Yoruba land, most notably Alafin of Oyo, Oni of Ife, Oragun of Ila, Owa of Ilesha, Alake of Abeokuta and Osemawe of Ondo. Yoruba tradition holds that Oduduwa fled from Mecca to Ile-Ife, bringing with him the Ifa religion which was under persecution in Mecca. He established it firmly in Ile-Ife and founded the Ogboni cult to protect the ancient customs and institutions of his people. The Oduduwa shrine is still worshipped today in Ile-Ife as the cradle of Yoruba culture.
Oral history of the Oyo-Yoruba recount the coming of Oduduwa from the east, sometimes understood by Muslim sources as the “vicinity” or direction of Mecca, but more likely signifying the region of Ekiti and Okun sub-ethnics in northeastern Yorubaland/central Nigeria. A strong theory among the Yoruba is that Oduduwa came from the region of Egypt or Nubia and may have been fleeing from religious persecution or invasion, possibly coinciding with the Greek invasion and colonization of Egypt in the 4th century BCE. Oduduwa is presumed to have entered the Ekiti-Yoruba and Okun-Yoruba region. This region is near the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, and is where the Yoruba language is presumed to have separated from related ethno-linguistic groups like Igala, Igbo, and Edo
The Ife oral traditions, on the other hand, tell that Odùduwà was the son of the supreme god Olodumare or Olorun, and was sent by him from heaven to create the earth. (Another version of this myth ascribes these episodes to Obatala, casting Oodua, as an usurper).
Descending from the heavens via a chain let down to Ile Ife, Obatala brought with him a cockerel, a pigeon, and a calabash full of dirt. After throwing the soil upon the waters, he set the cockerel and pigeon on the pile of dirt that, in turn, scratched and scattered it around to create the rest of dry land that became the Earth’s surface.
Odùduwà subsequently became one of the first kings of Ife, and then sent his sons out with crowns to rule over all of the other Yorùbá kingdoms, which is why all royal Yorùbá lineages claim direct descent from Odùduwà and refer to the Ooni of Ife as first among equals (popularly rendered in the Latin phrase primus inter pares in Nigeria).
Ile Ife continues to be considered the spiritual capital of the Yoruba.
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