Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
23 Dec 2021
8:01 am

I have a newfound respect for the modern black women

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

When we see Dineo Ranaka 'acting out', perhaps we should be honest enough with ourselves to call it hyper-independence, refusing to accept the status quo of generational hurts that women have endured.

Metro FM radio host Dineo Ranaka. Picture: Instagram

I have a newfound respect for the modern black woman and a commentator put it best when she said that many of our grannies had to endure nonstop infidelities, struggle love, accept second citizenship in their own homes, seeing their husbands’ faces in neighbourhood children’s faces and silencing themselves in order to survive… These were marriages held together by trauma bonds, a lack of resources and tradition that favoured a gender that would hold us under subjection – these are the marriages my generation refuses to accept. Black society has an expectation of women to have unending levels of tolerance...