I had a girlfriend called Cindy. She had it all -beauty, brains and she was at the top. We met on the job. She was a wonderful TV presenter. She had personality and literally millions stayed glued to their TV sets when she presented her daytime TV show. Then she met Mike.
Nice guy. Well paying job. Sleek car. The man! They fell in love and Cindy’s life came crashing down.
Sure, they got married but Cindy had to say ‘bye’ to the tube…One brain down the kitchen drain!
I keep asking myself : Would Cindy have given up her job if she had a choice? But then again, do women have a choice?
Yes!!! Scream the new breed
No!!! Scream the fundamentalists. ‘A woman’s place is the bedroom and the kitchen’.
Well guys, consider this a red alert. You are busy screaming on the rooftops: massive brain drain, think Nigera, proudly Nigeria, while you return to your homes and send the best down the kitchen drain.
You guys seem to think, it’s all about the money. But that is not always the case. Some women work because they feel they have something to contribute to humanity. A woman’s brain may actually turn out to be ‘the brain’ we are seeking to make Nigeria a better place. So, each time you pull a woman off the work force and into the kitchen, rest assured, that is yet another brain down the kitchen drain