Tuesday, 30 May 2023
By: TB Obwoge
I will never as a Black person understand why African countries are given a pass for being racist, colorist and hateful. It's not like the government isn't constantly begging for foreign investors to come to the country. Almost every country their failed president begs to invest in Ghana are countries where the people are non-Blacks.
Then the fact that Ghanian adults thought it proper and classy to sexualize an infant girl is even more disgusting. Claiming the Asian-Black baby would bring them luck when she grows up.
This person sited the fact that because men would be chasing her, that will bring luck and blessing to them.
What in the entire? Who would think men chasing a woman is lucky? In a country that rarely prosecutes rapists, where girls & women are still being charged fees for a rape examination. They can't file a police report without a rape examination, this is 2023.
A Ghanian whom I follow via TikTok posted a video. In the video a young girl with a baby on her back, normal for Ghana & Africa. However the baby was mixed with Asian, a woman you can't see on camera kept calling the baby Ama China! Ama China!
Ama also is a popular Ghanian name, meaning female "born on Saturday", China meaning the country.
One person commented to stop calling her that. While others said insulting things about this is a baby!
One person who said stop calling her that Ama China, also went onto sexualize a baby, by adding "you will see how many men will chase her u are blessed she will bring you blessing."
Folks will continue to blame white people and the colonization of Ghana, even 66 years after their independence. Black Africans are the ones insulting each other but white people thousands of miles away are getting the blame.
Not to mention sexualizing a baby girl!
Galamsey is a word Ghanians have made up for illegal mining. They're claiming that instead of the many Black Ghanian being arrested for illegal mining that only Asians are the ones doing this act.
There are several Japanese and Korean companies in Ghana, to several people they're all Chinese.
Most own hotels, resorts, restaurants and casinos, which are also very popular places. Yet the racist comments would make you think they do nothing but steal in Ghana.
These people employ Ghanians often, the insults as if they're all in the country to steal is common pure xenophobia.
There isn't currently any legislation aimed at punishing those who use xenophobic or racist wording in Ghana. Politicians are often using the grotesque language themselves especially during campaign season. Always looking for someone to blame for the failures within the country.
Much like some western countries, when the time comes blame foreigners, immigrants or some minority race. It happened recently in North Africa in Tunisia.
As for why several adults decided to sexualize a baby, this will forever be the most insane thing to take place. All over the world adults assign sexual comments onto children.
The sexualization of girls: How the popular culture harms our kids
What do psychologists mean by the ” sexualization of girls? “
According to the American Psychological Association, sexualization occurs when “individuals are regarded as sex objects and evaluated in terms of their physical characteristics and sexiness.”
That isn’t something that children should ever have to contend with. But the popular culture seems increasingly accepting of the sexualization of children.
Examples come from many quarters:
A photo editorial in Paris Vogue that portrays pre-adolescent girls as heavily made-up, sophisticated femme fatales
Clothing–including thong underwear–marketed for preschoolers and elementary school kids that feature printed slogans like “Eye Candy” or “Wink Wink”
Fashion dolls marketed at 6-year-old girls that feature sexualized clothing, like fishnet stockings
Beauty pageants for little girls, complete with heavy mascara, high heels, and bathing suits
Pornography and sexually-explicit music videos that feature young women dressed to resemble little girls
The examples are creepy. But what exactly is harmful about them?
The most common worries are that girls will learn to view themselves as sex objects, or that girls will develop anxieties when they fail to meet popular standards of beauty.
Source: Parenting Science
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About the Creator
I'm the president of a nonprofit. I've lived in 3 countries, I love to travel, take photos and help children and women around the world! One day I pray an end to Child Marriages, Rape and a start to equal Education for ALL children 🙏🏽