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Stop Reinforcing The Negative Stereotypes

Don't fall into that trap

BY YAZA Nigeria Team

Aug 09, 2021, 10:00 AM

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Sometimes as women we can become our very own enemies. Just when we think we are being the nicest people on earth, putting others before ourselves, we are actually digging a deeper stereotypical hole. Let me explain.

You get to the office, you are happy to see everyone and everyone's happy to see you. It's time for the meeting and you are the first one to grab the coffees from the corner table and serve everyone else. 

If this is you, you need to stop. First, let me say that there is nothing wrong with a woman who enjoys cooking, cleaning, and making others feel comfortable. Domesticity, when brought to the workplace, however, becomes a problem in many ways.

First, in a country where women are still earning considerably less than men for equal amounts of work done, being the one to feed your colleagues is a perfect example of gender disparity.
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