The Fall of the Family Man Leave’s Mafisi Rejoicing?
In the 1970s the biologist R. Ericsson came up with a way to separate sperm carrying the male-producing Y chromosome from those carrying the X. In a universal science experiment, he sent the two kinds of sperm swimming down a glass tube through ever-thicker albumin barriers. The sperm with the X chromosome had a larger head and a longer tail, and so, he figured, they would get bogged down in the viscous liquid. The sperm with the Y chromosome were leaner and faster and could swim down to the bottom of the tube more efficiently. The process, he said, was like “cutting out cattle at the gate.” The cattle left flailing behind the gate were of course the X’s, which seemed to please him.
I noted that Dead Beat Fb page would die fast if the world was to go by any order of the experiments. We are in a fast moving world shrouded with many negative stories, ironically having everything to do with a besieged man and his sinking patriarchy ship, ponder how we forgot about mafisi and his dirty tricks. Anyway, legions might be wondering why I am connecting issues to do with men who have refused to take responsibility after siring kids, to stripping. They are quite related. Here we are dealing with a wounded lion, and untamed for that matter, a man who has esteem issues not necessarily through his faults and in an identity crisis.
A 21st century man growing in Kenya is dealing on a day to day basis with an over empowered urban woman, educated, well aware of her rights, fiercely ambitious and vibrant to the bone. Normally, when you are cornered, you cry foul. Unfortunately your crying may never be receptive to a lay man/woman. This is where psychiatrists come in. Before I proceed, I wish, I would get an interpretation from Chris Hart, a pundit in this industry.
For a team mafisi to pointing fingers at others while overlooking over the shoulders is normal, it’s human nature. Nobody appointed busy bodies in bus terminus to be our moral police; in any case they are the first victims of whatever moral advocacy they purport to uphold. They say empty ‘cans make the loudest noise, I can’t agree more. We are confronted by belligerent delinquents imagining they can be the panacea to all our moral decadence, oblivious that they have insecurities to deal with.
If every employable mafisi was gainfully employed, we couldn’t be grappling with these primitive acts. Idleness is the source of all evil; with the number of unemployed youths bulging further every day, nothing could be further from the truth, the future is brink as far as our moral compass is concerned.
Why is the contemporary family man different from our fathers and grandfathers era? What defined a man then and now, has significantly changed. Referring my notes “the post industrial economy is indifferent to the attributes that used to give man advantage: size and strength”, an easy some years back before the birth of mafisi. The attributes that are most important today are brain power, social intelligence, communication, and the ability to sit still and focus. Size and strength is catered for by robots and machines where man can no longer compete. Unfortunately these attributes named above, only favour the literate but the reverse is not true, that’s the spanner. What I mean is, chances are, a well-educated chap is more likely to be civilised than an uneducated one.
Let’s zoom in to where these heinous acts take place, in the modern cities. We know who runs the show in these places with all due respect to hardworking men and women, presumably breadwinners to many families; who wake up in the wee hours of the morning to make a living in the corporate world. In a nutshell, there is a clear correlation between level of education in tandem to opportunities that comes along with it.
As a society we share the blame, our economy at the moment can’t absorb all of us. Nevertheless, that doesn’t justify, neither warrant a man to be irresponsible. In any case, if a man does so he is shameless.