Women are slowly but surely losing the art and etiquette of femininity and morphing into men. WANGECI KANYEKI explores some of the timeless traits of a lady
It has been said the women want to be treated as ladies but that a large number of them are not acting like it. With the woman becoming more educated, empowered and enlightened, some feminine habits are getting lost in translation as women aspire to do âwhatever a man can doâ, better.
But as evidenced in neo-feminism, thereâs a growing need for women to return to the positive ideals of traditional femininity, even as they challenge the oppressive and chauvinistic ones.
Ben Kiptoo, a team leader in an advertising department in a media house in Nairobi, takes issue with a woman who talks or swears at the top of her voice or laughs loudly whilst kicking in the air.
âCurse words and such crude habits should just be left to men,â he says.
He also notes that a baldhead is the reserve of men.
Long hair glory
Says he: âItâs too masculine and a turn-off to men. Men are captivated by long hair in women. But please, stay away from the weaves!â
Picking your nose or speaking with food in your mouth is simply not acceptable, according to Kiptoo.