We often times hear or read negative comments whenever the African women dress-up and fails to ‘cover-up’ head to toe.
Most often, we hear that such is not the African culture; the decent African woman is expected to cover-up!
But where does this cover up culture as we require from our queens comes from?
Sincerely, in the original African developed societies, the African woman was not forced to cover up her natural beauty as can be seen from images or artworks from Kemet/Ancient Egypt civilization, the Nile Civilization and even the recent Asante Kingdom.
Instead, historical commentaries and accounts have it that, during the period of Arabic and European invasions and dominance over African, majority of the men among these alien groups became awed and fell in ‘love’ with the natural beauty of the African woman.
This resulted in many broken marriages and homes in the invaders’ society. Also, the naturally high fertility rate and melanin dominance in the Africa woman, resulted in an increasing black population over these groups.
To prevent these situations, the African woman was forced by these colonizers to completely cover-up her natural beauty or any part of her body that is considered ‘attractive’.
Obviously such demand on the African woman cannot in anyway be considered as an acceptable African culture, but rather, an act of servitude.
Unfortunately, after many years of living under such barbaric demand, the African has largely come to consider that as one of his culture.
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Today, in many African societies, for an African woman to be considered as a ‘marriage material’, she must dress as if she is living in Antarctica!
Sadly, this literally means that we have now become the agents to promote the invaders’ barbaric act against our queens in our free societies.
Maybe, it is time to give consideration to, and welcome new opinions on what we consider as our culture!
The free African woman must be able to dress as she pleases! She must be able to dress to suit her sunny environment, and she must be able to dress to fell comfortable and confident!
The time to stand for the African woman is now!
Africa is with you queens.