Myself. I am curious about myself more than anything else, as we all should be about ourselves. I find it really unfair that the only time I get to see myself is through a reflection or when I am viewing my own images. I often wonder if how I see myself in that state, is how everyone else sees me. Don’t you ever wonder?
Male Sankaraists. The late Thomas Sankara is undoubtedly one of the best leaders to have served the African continent. Which is why a lot of our Pan African leaders look to him for inspiration. I am however, curious about how they can praise the man for all that he has done, and still flip flop around the issue of him being pro-feminism like that is not one of the things that defined his Presidency in Burkina Faso.
Our Junk Status. I am curious about how it is going to affect the average South African, especially the youth. Our leaders claim that it is part of their radical economic transformation agenda, which would be awesome actually. I hope that one day we will all wake up to find that we are as economically free as they are. If this is one of those unpopular choices that they had to make to lead us in that direction, then I am all for it. A very big IF, at that!
Romantic Relationships. In my early twenties, should I be fully committed to a man? I have already had my fair share of embarrassments in that department and I am starting to think that it is just not for me. I mean, I have friends who have been in the same relationships for the past four or more years and some who have already settled down. I am lucky if I even get through a month! I wonder if they are on the right path or if they will one day be regretful of the decision to wholly give themselves to a man so early on in their lives.
Prostitution. I am curious as to why it has not been made legal yet. When I was in matric, I remember arguing that sex work should be made legal at a debate competition. How is it that we prostitute ourselves daily in different ways but it only becomes a problem when women do it in the form of sex for money? I think we just don’t want to come to terms with how taboo most societies have made sex to be and, it really should not be the case. It should be viewed in the same light as the relationship that most of you have with your employers. You are essentially giving them something for financial gains and within that space, you have rights and a certain level of protection. I strongly feel that our lawmakers should also allow it to be the same in this case.
Mamaili Mamaila is a Toastmaster (CC, CL), writer and photographer. She used to feature here (Just Curious) as a contributor. She has since launched her own blog, mamailionline.blogspot.com with a lot of interesting features. Catch up with her on Twitter and Instagram: @mamaili_m
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