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From afar and the words rumour mongers carry around, one will think they are women who lack respect, unhappy, unmarried and proud as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie puts it. The stories we hear everyday of how evil and egocentric feminists are all lies. I can’t count how many times the ladies mentioned phrases like “equal opportunities for the betterment of mankind, do on to others what you want them to do to you”, etc. Yes! I am talking about the ladies, adolescent girls and men who attended the preCSW64 and Beijing25 Central African Region Feminist Assembly in Douala on March 2, 2020 in Douala. This meeting was held as a result of the 64th session of the commission on the status of women (CSW64) that is supposed to take place in New York in March 2020. I was amazed at the adolescent girls I saw who already have a passion for…

Hello to you reading this piece. I am Eduke a 24-year-old female Cameroonian graduate. I am in a state of confusion, for certain, not alone. My confusion doesn’t stem from the fact that society has to make choices for me but that nothing the girl does seems correct to society.  Society tends to  judge me without questioning what she has gone through. I am sharing this story with you because almost all the ladies of my age face it too. Some at early and others at the older stage. What then is confusing me? Do I accept that young guy’s love relationship proposal, we work together, grow and settle down or do I go in for the rich old man, settle down with him, enjoy the money and live happily ever after?  Whichever decision finally make; society always judges. Dilemma of a 21st century Cameroonian girl is a story that…