As a man, I know that men have dominated the political scene for too long without genuine interest in sharing power with their women counterparts. The attendant evil of it is a disorganized world in which harmful weapons, tensions, and disorderly conducts march endlessly while men still shamelessly brag about instead of admitting their failure that has spanned several centuries. This global problem should be addressed properly by putting appropriate women-favored legislation and actions in place.
In different parts of the world, women's hands are twisted culturally and prevented from being stretched to hold the scepter of power mightily, hundred per cent. In places where a minute segment of women sails through electoral processes or accept appointments men give them, the history of women being part of political power is usually ephemeral because men still regard women as "appendages!" Men could frighten women to reduce them to subordinates. For example, few months ago, Anisulowo, a woman legislator in Nigeria, received the beating of her life from a male legislator in the same parliament. Even though the woman spoke bitterly and loudly to the public, the incident simmered and subsided, and the rest is now history! So is the situation with women in different parts of the world. In fact, Africa women are hard hit. Now, Liberia seems to be conscious of this global problem, which men have made permanent in different forms all over the world.
The mismanagement of fund and embezzlements on the parts of several African male leaders and their shameless show of smiling faces pretending that things are going well justify the need to give women a trial in positions of authority. If Shirleaf of Liberia eventually succeeds in the run-off election and becomes President of Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Congo of Mobutu Seseko, Cote D'Ivoire, and other African countries should take immediate steps to change the baton and allow women to take the center stage of their political enterprises. Colossal failure of men really calls for a solution to a myriad of problems that robe the continent of Africa, and the solutions seems to lie in the hands of women.
If you feel men have succeeded, prove me wrong by show-casing the progress majority of male leaders have made in bettering the lives of Africans. I am particular about African presidents since independence. Your objective response will not be misconstrued.