On’BALANCE FOR BETTER’ By Mercy Karumba

As this year's theme for International women's day promoted #BalanceforBetter, it is the right time to ask, what does balance mean, and why for better?


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As this year’s theme for International women’s day promoted #BalanceforBetter, it is the right time to ask, what does balance mean, and why for better?

Looking at a weighing scale or a see saw, balance means ensuring both sides have the same weight. To have fun and enjoy the seesaw, both children should have almost the same weight and taking it in turn, one kid becomes the load and the other, the effort. 

Balance means working together, bringing together our strengths and weaknesses. It means taking time & effort to cultivate the other gender without feeling intimidated. It means becoming vulnerable as the load and trusting the other person to carry your weight. And it means seeking the best for each other while enjoying the journey together. Each time we think of Balance, think of the see-saw. 

For a long time, there has been discussions about female empowerment and what this means for us as a society-its pros and cons. This has led to an uprising on the neglect of the boychild. In my opinion, balance is best if/when it does not mean pushing down the other gender i.e one gender at the expense of the other. What does #Balanceforbetter mean to you? To get a male perspective on this, please read Mitchell’s post HERE

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