The #WithoutUs movement is aimed at showing SA men what the country would be like without women. While it is a well-meant protest, and she supports it, Bontle Modiselle is afraid that it won't be taken seriously.
The recent #WithoutUs protests of 11 September were yet another attempt at getting more attention focused on the plight of women in South Africa.
The aim of these protests is to show men how the country would be without women, and was set in motion by radio personalities.
YFM's Khutso Theledi was part of the stay-away at the radio station to show solidarity to victims of gender-based violence, TimesLIVE reports.
However noble the idea, Bontle Modiselle, local actress, singer and TV personality, fears it will not be taken seriously, especially not by men.
Taking to social media, Bontle said:
"I’m encouraged yet disheartened. Yet another hashtag, another protest/march & now a stay away. Again it’s us women making the active efforts to fight for us! But how has the psyche & actions of men changed??? The perpetrators aren’t moved. How & when will MEN change? #WithoutUs"
She added that she fears this will only be seen as a slight inconvenience.
Bontle is really worried about South Africa's future. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that she is frightened about bringing her child into the world with things as they are.
This protest comes after the female hosts at Gagasi FM decided to make a stand against the treatment of women in South Africa and staged a walk-out on 5 September.
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