Many Ghanaian men are of the view that they live and grow up with women who learn to use their bodies for economic gains. However, these women are not what you would call "prostitutes".
The same "beautiful women" are pushed into celebrity spotlights simply because of how they look. This make men say that these women are only sleeping their way to the top of the economic ladder.
There is some truth in these complaints made by Ghanaian men. But solving the issue requires more than just accusing women of being "ashawobrities".
YEN.com.gh outlines steps by which Ghanaian men can prevent their sisters and daughters from using their bodies for fame and money.
1. Stop buying the bodies of women
There is no argument that in a typical Ghanaian society, much of the money and power is in the hands of men. Hence, it is men who decide the direction of the country's destiny.
Some of these men use their money and influence to buy the bodies of young women. They are willing to give money and job opportunities to the women they find attractive.
But if these men stop creating a market demand, the supply will also stop.
2. Stop training girls to be wives
There is obviously no problem in wishing your sisters and daughters have a happy marriage. But there is a problem when you raise them up to first of all, believe that they will be wives.
Instead, we could try raising women up to believe that they are professionals and citizens of a country.
When you tell young women that they are going to be wives for so long, they do not learn to be independent.
3. Stop using present "ashawobrities" as role models
Money is okay. It solves almost all problems created by humans.
Most role models are usually wealthy people so when we tell our sisters and daughters to choose certain Ghanaian women as role models, we forget to talk about how they made their money.
4. Teach them to be independent
Education and financial independence are two ways men can empower the younger women in their lives. This can wean them off their dependence on men.
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