Before you read this, put in mind that these are my opinions, one can criticize me for expressing them but then you have a right to your own, as I.
We all have opinions and we love expressing them so when I see people being shut down because they have an opinion about the huge elephant that everyone seems to think will just disappear by the signing of a document then I believe we don’t live in a free world as we thought.
In Uganda, the Anti- gay situation is rather intense, most Ugandans have been brought up to look at homosexuality as a thing of the devil and “sodomists” and one cannot fight culture that easily nor try to make religious people change their beliefs to accommodate a certain lifestyle that people came to adapt to.
The fact that we don’t want agree on is that these people are human beings have rights. We cannot deny someone else’s right to freedom of expression just because it offends us and that is to say: imprisoning them for life.
Mini- skirts are not the evil here, it is how you have raised your children that is the problem, and most women who are happy with themselves don’t have the need to show around thighs and breasts to get attention. Raise your daughter right with the self-esteem and confidence of a princess and she will carry herself as one. Yes, I do admit of late women do dress like hookers but let them. It is their right to dress like ladies of the night, after all most of them are. We should not forget we are not in a shariya law state. Before we had the gomesi women used to cover themselves with bits of cloth, as long as the extremities were covered, the breasts could be free to bounce/ flop on the chest, an African woman’s body is a glorious thing, covered or not those curves and well- rounded behinds cannot be hidden. I for one cannot stop wearing them just because Government said so, I have the legs for them, so why hide them? These men you are trying to protect from skimpy clothes cannot even control themselves around a 2year old child and goats, you should be starting protect them from themselves.
Our Government cannot control what people do behind their closed doors, whether a law or not those closed doors hold a lot more secrets than spies can divulge. If a man wants to go ahead and sleep with a fellow man, let him, If a lady wants to wear tight fitting/ Skimpy clothes, let her, it is her body. There are bigger problems that Uganda is facing than trying to stop two men from having sexual intercourse and trying to get women back to the gomesi wearing days. We have greedy Members of Parliament asking for 16bn UGX Parking lots plus another billion for the security of their cars and we are still stuck on mini- skirts and homosexuality? That amount of money can do a lot of things for the country than helping already greedy August house members siphon our taxes. Our moral high ground is that we are protecting our children’s children, one cannot protect children from the World but rather prepare them with skills and an attitude to survive, adapt and enjoy it.
All these things will happen in Uganda, it might not be now or the near future but they will happen, people will learn to accept others for they are not to please the International community but because it is the most human thing to do.
After all; who are we to do God’s job, we cannot judge others yet we do worse than what they are doing.