Ugandan women are often overheard using the phrase, “I’m sick and tired of Ugandan men”. Are Ugandan men really as terrible as some women seem to think they are? Brenda Kansiime is a second year student at Kampala International University and confessed that a lot of her meals and night outs are ‘sponsored’ by guys she isn’t seeing and won’t remember after a space of five seconds.First of all, a man is not Ugandan until he has spent a good portion of his life spending money on women. “My roommate is very beautiful and boys are always taking her out”, she explained. This leads us to another disgusting trait of Ugandan men.“The police asked me why I had been out at two in the morning”. In a week, she had left Uganda, and has vowed never to return.
This is in reference to taxi drivers, conductors, market vendors and a few fools in the corporate structure.Lillian was in a taxi one day, seated next to the driver when he suddenly and deliberately put his hand all the way up her skirt, attempting to stroke her private parts.The rape alone was not enough to traumatize Melanie.“I called a friend to drive me to the police station, because I knew the stage where I had gotten the rider”, she said.“When my father realized how much I could contribute to the family financially, he welcomed me back. Because of my father, I shall always look at men skeptically”.
One cannot talk about the bad habits of Ugandan men without taking into account the fact that they seem to think the bodies of all women are there to fondle as they please.
“She always takes us out with her and the guys want to impress her, so they include us on the bill”. That is the solid belief that this lady upon whom they are showering their ‘love and affection’ not only owes them something, but will pay dearly for it in the future as well. Sheila Kagugube recounted an astonishing experience she had when a male friend offered her his house to live in as she was facing dire circumstances.
Now what kind of man would allow himself to be taken advantage of in this manner? Peter Barigye (not real name) works at a prestigious accountancy firm. “This girlfriend of mine thinks I’m stupid, but I’m biding my time”, he assured me. After about six months, it eventually dawned on him that in her eyes, he was ‘just a friend’.
The men’s response was typical: “Do you know there are African tribes where only the women work? Obviously these chaps are good fans of the Congo pygmies’ societal ‘roots’, where women do all the carrying of heavy loads when any journey is to be undertaken.
Phillip is a biologist who believes that Ugandan men take being simple minded to a whole new level.
No one in Uganda understands the depth of sexual assault. One fateful day, she used a boda boda to take her home.