Mother’s Day has come and gone, just like what happens at every event and occasion. The excitement that accompanies such occurrences has long subsided, but a sting of heartache, pain and disappointment still hangs over its aftermath. Various events held in memory of what is meant to celebrate the modest of a woman; the joys and pains of motherhood and the sheer exploration of interacting. Personally, I am baffled. I don’t feel I should be party to this year’s celebrations or at least let what transpired at some celebrations go unchastened.
Events held were meant for women to unwind in the spirit of trust. I did not attend the mass celebrations and I am glad I made that wise choice. Photographs are making rounds of half nude and nude women at the beach and swimming pool. The most disgusting is that of a middle-aged woman, supposedly at the lake, who in the heat of the moment-presumably- threw caution to the wind. She threw down her knickers to bask in the beauty of our lake, at ease in the company of her fellow women. Someone or some people seized the opportunity to capture her nudity to grease their Whatsapp or Facebook pages. They took advantage of whatever state the woman was or whatever she might have ingested to spice up her special occasion mood, with the specific motive to embarrass. Again, the scene at the pool was targeted at another woman’s ‘freedom’ to indulge, clad in a two piece bath suit in her merriment.
Such betrayal! What purpose have these women served in circulating the very nudity they silently harbour underneath those garments? Would it have hurt them just to let a moment go without malice? What emotional residues have been left in the hearts of the targeted women? Is it really worth the cause of bringing women together in celebration of their nature? As far as I’m concerned, the only crime these women committed was to hang around the wrong crowd to celebrate Mother’s Day.
I am sure the source of these pictures is out there somewhere and I would appreciate some cause of action by organisers of these events. If not, future gatherings may forever be marred by the actions of those photographers. The advent of technology, social networks and in particular smart phones must not be a cause to hinder others from having fun by their abusers. These women have families, relations, acquaintances and images to secure. Instead of joining in the fun, some were busy scouting for embarrassing moments to circulate. I deplore such actions. If it was meant to be a joke, it was not funny. This was no public parade, but private parties.
On a different note, let me commend actions by some of those in authority who responded to my dobadoba concerns last week. I specifically targeted them and well, it worked. Thank you everyone. This shows you care for your jobs, country and reputations. Appreciated and hopefully, this is a step towards the betterment of our nation.