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July 29, 2016 Valerie William-Eguegu

‘So bright she can burn your eyes’ is the second part of that line from Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’.

This is not about Ms. Keys love her as I do, but about me Biobele Valerie William-Eguegu.

One sign that you might just be on the right path and actually be on fire, is the random hatred and opposition to any and everything that might have any sign of brilliance or original thought. I very often listen out when people are vehemently and most times, non-factually painted in negative light, either by the media and the general populace – it’s usually a sign they saying and doing the right things. Kim Kardashian was not nearly as hated when she was naked on a sex tape, but imagine the backlash when she decided to be happily married and be a mom, things that should be celebrated. I actually saw a tasteless insinuation about her daughter – sad world, really, really sad.

I’m also particularly fascinated though by the sudden ‘righteous indignation’ both men and women are so quick to exhibit whenever a woman dares close to the edge of Glory. One clear example was Beyonce’s release of Lemonade. I often appreciate artistic critique on pieces of art and often offer mine from time to time, if one doesn’t find it appealing, that’s ok, I don’t like some of Beyonce’s songs I don’t have to, but when I saw one so-called ‘blogger’ referring to her as a ‘rich stripper’ then you realize that it’s no longer about the art but the person. Like when we move away from Hilary Clinton’s policies and attack her look or her ‘credibility’ yah! I’m sure that’s what it’s about. Or you want to talk about Leslie Jones’ recent cyber-attack calling her a monkey and all sorts – really? I didn’t see one criticism about the movie being rubbish or her acting not being up to par, but fiam! She’s a whore, monkey etc. [to regress to my village ways ‘thunder fire you’!]

I also noticed haters on Michele Obama’s ‘take you to school’ speech at the DNC, referring to her as a man… hateful comments about her husband, but no concrete critiquing of the content of her speech by these losers.

It got me thinking, what is it that makes some people so uncomfortable with any fragment Read More..

‘So bright she can burn your eyes’ is the second part of that line from Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl on Fire’.

This is not about Ms. Keys love her as I do, but about me Biobele Valerie William-Eguegu.

One sign that you might just be on the right path and actually be on fire, is the random hatred and opposition to any and everything that might have any sign of brilliance or original thought. I very often listen out when people are vehemently and most times, non-factually painted in negative light, either by the media and the general populace – it’s usually a sign they saying and doing the right things. Kim Kardashian was not nearly as hated when she was naked on a sex tape, but imagine the backlash when she decided to be happily married and be a mom, things that should be celebrated. I actually saw a tasteless insinuation about her daughter – sad world, really, really sad.

I’m also particularly fascinated though by the sudden ‘righteous indignation’ both men and women are so quick to exhibit whenever a woman dares close to the edge of Glory. One clear example was Beyonce’s release of Lemonade. I often appreciate artistic critique on pieces of art and often offer mine from time to time, if one doesn’t find it appealing, that’s ok, I don’t like some of Beyonce’s songs I don’t have to, but when I saw one so-called ‘blogger’ referring to her as a ‘rich stripper’ then you realize that it’s no longer about the art but the person. Like when we move away from Hilary Clinton’s policies and attack her look or her ‘credibility’ yah! I’m sure that’s what it’s about. Or you want to talk about Leslie Jones’ recent cyber-attack calling her a monkey and all sorts – really? I didn’t see one criticism about the movie being rubbish or her acting not being up to par, but fiam! She’s a whore, monkey etc. [to regress to my village ways ‘thunder fire you’!]

I also noticed haters on Michele Obama’s ‘take you to school’ speech at the DNC, referring to her as a man… hateful comments about her husband, but no concrete critiquing of the content of her speech by these losers.

It got me thinking, what is it that makes some people so uncomfortable with any fragment of light and success emanating from women. You know a woman colleague actually said about the lone female Director in the Company out of 12 in that line, "all these roles we’re given to women what will be left for the men" seriously! In our 1 in 20 ratio in Energy industry??

Could our rising be the solution to the darkness that surrounds us today? I’m not negating the role of any man and I’m proud of the accomplishment of our brothers, husbands, sons and Fathers – but maybe we were made to work in equal proportions in order to balance the world. What do you think? The fear, envy and hatred that my success (and I’m still far o!) seems to invoke in some people actually is perplexing. As in you will literally be minding your business, working hard, making sure you’re top of your class, your game, staying up late to get things done, praying, taking your vitamins, taking care of people and someone will just wake up and call you a whore. As in, just like that? No branching? The sad part is the few people that will jump to a woman’s defense when she is being slandered, too few – but we’re so quick to advice women to ‘calm down’ or ‘tone it down’ ‘don’t be too strong’ as a result, we start that self-limiting trait so many of us have. When we were kids, if a boy (it was always the boys) picked on a girl in the clique we would join forces together and finish them with our mouths – a very special dear friend KK TAKS, made one guy cry and want to jump out of the window after finishing him with mouth in primary 5, because he crossed her, and we were behind her – not that she needed our help. Now all I hear is, ‘don’t stoop so low’ rubbish! Actually ‘she (might needs to) stoop (to slap the twat) in order to conquer’ how about that?

My husband Ugbake William Eguegu, said to me only a few minutes ago, ‘there seems to be a constant attack on women that are successful and it’s coming from weak men, but most people don’t see it’. Well I have seen it a long time, I do see it and I will show you… it.

For today, ‘I’ve got my feet on the ground and we’re burning it down!’ 

Watch out for part II of this rant. 

My Spirit, My voice, ink and ‘paper’ is my defense. 

Gloves off!

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