Not grateful for some aspects of African evolution?
Here’s an aspect to be grateful for; in a typical Nigerian setting, back in the days, cooking, washing dishes alongside other kitchen related chores were exclusively regarded as ‘women duties’ however, in recent times, the changes are applaudable, ‘some’ men now understand the importance of being able to clean up after themselves, even cook too.
Family concepts, beliefs are changing too, and style in relation to lifestyle is not left behind in this commendable developments which are the highlights of this article.
In my twenty something years of existence, I have come to realise that the outward appearance of a person has little or absolutely nothing to do with his/her capability, that a woman appears all glammed up 24/7 does not in any way mean that she lacks basic culinary skills.
In recent times, gender roles have metamorphosed into a more refined piece, society now embraces the notion that people, irrespective of gender can actually possess vast culinary skills and techniques. My brother who is many years younger than i am actually attempted fixing up countless number of dishes long before i even contemplated trying them out, i have male cousins too who cook and clean up good after themselves, what i’m saying in essence is that with so much advancements taking place, it is worthy to note that gender preferences are no longer attached to domestic duties with emphasis on the kitchen-food aspect in this article.
A random picture depicting family assemblage.
Creating a balance between being a career or sophisticated woman with an apt carriage yet adequately take care of your family’s domestic aspects is infact an achievable fit. Albeit, as much as times have changed and quite a number of people are more informed than in the past, some people still wallow in the pit of myopic enclosure, choosing to judge a book by its cover while stubbornly refusing to see past the covering.
Being thoroughly washed in sophistication, enameled with the right amount of graciousness should never be the basis for evaluating if or not a woman is capable of handling her family’s domestic affairs because believe me or not, I have actually come in contact with sophisticated women who handle the domestic aspects of their family affairs in the most top notch manner with little or no assistance from domestic helps(maid) and vice-versa. Being able to create enough personal time to appear elegant always is one thing, being able to conveniently hold a family together in all ramifications is another thing and being able to juggle between both aspects is a hundred percent possible.
The year, 2020 and few years before it have seen adjustments in the area of handling domestic family duties, being a stay home dad is now a thing, men working from home while dealing with domestic duties is now a norm, gone are the days when an imaginary rule book insisted that it had to be the men working outside the home while the women dealt with the domestic aspects of the family and I’m elated at the development, i believe you should be too.
Style is a beautiful aspect of life that never stops evolving, never stops getting better. Style is as vast as it can get with a wide range of branches to pluck leaf from. The light of each new day provides an opportunity for advancement.
In recent times, basically, but also arguably of course, no aspect of style is considered exclusive to a particular gender anymore. Style as an aspect of human existence embraces individuals regardless of sex while providing enough room to explore, be it fashion, home decor or lifestyle in general.
Style, lifestyle isn’t what it used to be anymore. The world is advancing and style refuses to be left out in this advancement, people from all walks of life, irrespective of sex, age, religion, culture, size are becoming more and more intwined with the concept of style and lifestyle.
Style steady affords everyone with the opportunity to exist in confidence, providing fit for every height, weight, stature, skin colour inclusive.
In conclusion, find your style, exist and advance in it and with it as you consciously handle your family affairs while staying oblivious to how myopic people choose to evaluate you and your style.
OWN IT! WALK IT!! TALK IT!!!