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For exhibiting Male Chauvinism...Dr. Abass Bundu Lambasted
By Abdul Karim Kabia
Apr 4, 2011, 12:04
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A recent article by a writer from Germany has clearly indicted Dr. Abass Bundu as a chauvinist who not only regards women in an inferior manner to their male counterparts and who seemingly believes women are feather-brained idiots who would unquestionably adore a handsome man regardless of the mans character, but Bundu has also been exposed as being patently dismissive of any chances of a woman to lead Sierra Leone as President.

 

In a speech Bundu recently gave to SLPP members in the Diaspora, he sparked some outrage amongst many; which outrage was eloquently expressed by the SLPP writer in Germany as follows:

 

...What places Dr. Abass speech under a big question mark is his constant disregard of the female candidates who are currently challenging their male counterparts for the flagbearership position of the SLPP. It must be noted that there are three prominent female aspirants among the 23 candidates namely Hon. Elizabeth A. Lavalie, Dr. Kadie Sesay and Mrs. Kadie Johnson-Cole who had, and still are, being more active in the party than Dr. Abass himself.

 

Dr. Abass being a noble author and a qualified lawyer who knows how to play with words, intentionally or forgetfully described the future flag-bearer of the party exclusively using a male gender form regardless the fact that the above prominent female candidates do exist on the aspirant list. As if that was not enough, Dr. Abass even stated in item 6th of the criteria he outlined for the future flag-bearer in a real male form in order to make his position clear:

 

The aspirant must have the looks that women consider cool, attractive and hot.

 

Is Dr. Abass telling us that the best head of state of our republic should be a womanizer like Jacob Zuma of South Africa? Is the noble author telling us that his partys sharp 12, 2012 strategy also include using the flag-bearers manhood to fool female voters?

 

Im still wondering if the learned lawyer could be allowed to modify the SLPP constitution whether he would include Poro, Wonde and Gbangbani society membership as eligibility criteria for the partys flagbearership in order to exclude women.


Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, you owe your female candidates an unreserved apology, for gender equality is one of the main keys to national development.#END.

 

In addition to the recent lambasting of Bundu for his male chauvinism and insulting regard of the quality of intellect that his female counterparts could possess, has been the condemnation from numerous spheres of the SLPP for the words of one anonymous Usman Bangura who has teamed up with Sorie Fofana of Global Times to clearly state that the main opposition SLPP Leader John Benjamin (aka JOB) should be able to exert his manhood and subsequently instruct his female acquaintances as to the kind of political opinions they hold and disseminate or else he is not man enough like Usman Bangura and Sorie Fofana.

 

That is primitive and backwards thinking. It is a total disgrace to any man who dismisses us women in this way. It is an insult to the women of this country for anyone to make that kind of innuendo that a woman cannot independently hold her own opinions without male influence, the Deputy Womens Leader of SLPP, Madam Hariatu Turay told Awareness Times as she damned the anti-JOB publications by Usman Bangura and Sorie Fofana.

 

Hariatu Turay, who is currently acting as SLPP Womens Leader in the absence of Madam I.J. Kabbah, also had words of condemnation against the Global Times Newspaper whom she informed she had already accosted for their publications against the countrys only female Publisher.


Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden is a Role Model in this country. Sylvia Blyden is an inspiration to many citizens. Sylvia Blyden deserves even higher awards than what she got from former President Kabbah. She is to be honoured and that is why some of us will forever continue to give her honour. I personally can tell you that many, many women in this country both in and out of the SLPP see her as our Role Model. The publications in that newspaper are disgusting and unbelievable and I have condemned Sorie Fofana to his face, the SLPPs Acting Womens Leader informed as she reiterated that Women have a mind of their own; capable of holding their own opinions just as Men do and everyone should start to take note of that as from now.


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