THE LUO WOMAN
By Dorcas Sarkozy
Some call it vanity, others describe our personality as mercurial, but the truth is we the luo women, have shattered many glass ceilings, surpassed the traditional men-imposed hurdles and steadily landed on the proverbial springboard of success with both feet intact. Do we have any apologies to make? Zilch.
The moment a luo lady sashays into a ballroom or a social function, chatters and murmurs of sheer bravado emanate from the testosterone-laden seats to the effect that she is “too strong” to get married to a luo man or that she is too proud and full of herself so much such that she can’t “land” a decent luo man.
If that sounds like a lame and broken barometer, its because the premise is as empty as the minds that use a luo lady’s education, lifestyle, career and breathtaking looks as a ‘deal breaker.’ Since when did lack of the aforementioned qualities become a plus in any sane mammal’s books?
“That is why we run away from them and marry from other tribes,” they shockingly deadpan. I am not sure whether those ladies will take that as compliment or an insult. The notion that a luo man married her because he was intimidated by the intellect, beauty, career and success of a luo lady is hardly a compliment even in Mars.
We teach our kids to be successful in life, to strive for greatness and aim for the horizons in whatever discipline they chose to pursue as a career path. Now, if your luo daughter sticks to the script and shatters the glass ceiling, why would her success be viewed in a derisive way? Why should her success become a negative? Why should an equally successful luo man run away from a real success story of a luo lady who stuck to the same script that he used?
Success begets success and luo ladies are still landing real luo men who aren’t afraid to be around success. In fact, real luo men are playing the roles of propellers, anchors, number one fans, soulmates and strategists to their luo spouses.
And together, the punchy concoction of two success stories create an atmosphere that is a true match made in heaven. In the end, if a luo man decides to crossover to the other side, let him be honest and give plausible reasons for doing so like promoting diversity and playing cultural ‘attachÃ© etc.
Scapegoating by bemoaning the stellar records of strong luo women is so 17th century. Kudos to my luo ladies keep on doing what you are doing!