MINI REVIEW ON THE BACKYARD LAGOS & MY TWO CENTS ON FEMINISM AND GENDER PARITY
My weekend wouldn’t be lit if I had not gone to THE BACKYARD LAGOS. It’s one place that has been on my list to go to in Lagos since our bank accounts would rather have us stay in Lagos.
For the longest time, I had kept on postponing this event because I felt it’s really much of a big deal to go to such a place. (How naive was I). So my friend came to Lagos and I suggested the place to her and she asked that we go together, I was just about to say ‘ Eniola I don’t have money can we do it some other time’ but a second thought came running and was like why do I keep moving this visit ahead.
The minute I erased this thought of not going, the next I was in The backyard Lagos. I enjoyed every minute of it from taking pictures to doing videos to gossiping about other visitors and eating my food.
You might want to go through their menu book and possibly eat what you know because in this case ‘what you don’t know will kill you’. In this wise, I ordered for fries and a steak of shrimp, meat and chicken which I totally enjoyed except from the meat.
My friend ordered some mashed potatoes with something else and I bet she didn’t really enjoy eat. Pfft, waste of money. She wasn’t used to the food
N.B: some food come with funny names, ask questions.
It’s advisable to eat what you can afford that’s why a menu book is available, Enough said
Overall it’s a beautiful restaurant to go with friends and family. The restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and conducive enough
FEMINISM AND GENDER PARITY
With the recent celebrations about women and mothers, I feel this is the right time to share my thoughts on Feminism and Gender Parity.
Many people opine that feminism actually means that one gender should be raised in power above another. In the most explicit terms, feminism negates this opinion.
Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground that women should be politically, financially, socially and economically equal to men.
Simply put, feminism is the movement towards equality between genders and this ultimately leads us to gender parity (when each gender are at par with each other).
It is completely clear that God had this in mind when he created us, more so he made man (Adam) and realized that man needed a soul mate and a helper and so created a woman.
Opinions about the things that affect us should not be formed by gender roles. It’s high time we stopped associating duties, functions and any other thing based on our genitals, rather people should be associated with the diligence they have, the confidence they exude and the brilliance they show. It is only when people are accorded respect, reverence and authority due to their innate characteristics and abilities rather than gender, we start getting things right
I feel that men are actually scared that once feminism steps in, disrespect becomes the order of the day. And this is where everyone gets it wrong, the fact that a woman wants to attain equal rights with you in all spheres of life doesn’t imply that respect should be lost.
A woman should be seen side by side with a man not below nor above. It’s our right to be at par with the men. The ugly face of patriarchy should be totally eradicated in our society as it does so much harm than good.
When our beliefs are centered around gender, when we do not allow both men and women to achieve their full potentials, when we restrict women from doing things they desire on the premise that they are women and shouldn’t be seen doing this, then we truncate the development of our society.
This has to stop and it can only stop through you and I. Women should come out en masses and openly challenge those rules and laws that hold us back from performing but rather elevate the powers of men.