A recent update online began a tweet storm that gave many Kenyan men a glimpse into the life of a woman. The tweet which asked women to share what a perfect day in their life would look like, revealed the daily obstacles women face. The tweets shocked many on the objectification women face daily.
Women responded to the question: “if harassment was nonexistent, what would you do that you cannot do now?” Here are some of the top tweets:
Ladies, in a Utopian world, if harassment was nonexistent, what would you do that you cannot do now?
Me: taking walks at night.
— 🇰🇪Shortniss🇰🇪 (@_omalicha__) November 10, 2017
I think moving around freely at night or in deserted, random spaces would be my favourite thing to do. 😍
— Dr. Njoki Ngumi (@njokingumi) November 10, 2017
Taking back the night in shorts and sandals and long solo walking – jogging without" siste fanya bidii" "tia bidii" "niaje "
— Slandercartel? (@wangaare) November 10, 2017
Dance in a club with nobody touching my butt
— Nylow Get Rid of The Nazis (@NyLow9) November 10, 2017
I want to be able to go to B Club & not witness the belly dancer get sexually harassed by Kenyan men. They jump into that tiny arena all wanting to touch her by force. She is obviously made to feel so uncomfortable. As in WTF!
— Elayne Okaya (@ElayneOkaya) November 11, 2017
I hate having to scan a jav every time to see whether the men look like trouble
— Tracy FredricaKadesa (@kadesatracy) November 10, 2017
This thread went viral amid claims that various celebrities including Nick Mutuma had sexually assaulted women in the past.