They are more successful in a matriarchal setting where men are hired for
labor and services. Rasa new it all the time - this is proof.
Submitted by William Bond (thank you....we are asking people to post to
22,000 members daily on our groups. So far, no one is eager to comply. So
Rasa is still doing it alone. Are we together for matriarchy, or will we all
continue to work in isolation in small places? Will someone please help?)
Women on top
These Kenyan women suffered years of rape and violence at the hands of
locals - even the British Army are allegedly culpable. Finally, the women
upped ship and left town. Now, they see men for sex, hire them for hard
labour and enjoy a women-only lifestyle in a village that is a
The sign leading to the women-only village of Umoja stands on a patch of
dust in remote northern Kenya. There is little on the horizon but empty
scrub, yet the sign looks like it's in a war zone - it's been battered with
stones, gouged with spears and the words 'cultural village' have been
blacked out. Margaret Ejejo, 27, rubs her hand over the pockmarked surface
and lets out a big, gap-toothed laugh. 'The local men have done this. They
are jealous of our success,' she exclaims. 'We're happy and independent, and
they don't like it.'
Inside its circular thorn fence, Umoja is lovingly kept. The earth is swept
clean around mud huts and bright tribal jewellery is laid out on mats in a
lean-to shop. The villagers consist of 48 women and 31 children - girls and
boys. There are no adult men. In 1990, a few women established a man-free
zone in Umoja - which means 'unity' in Swahili - after they fled abusive
husbands or were ostracised after being raped. Many of the traditionally
minded men scoffed that the women would fail and 'get eaten by lions'. But
the village has flourished. Today, it has a shop, school, hospital fund,
campsite and prized herds of cattle and goats.
Margaret moved to Umoja, in a burning hot valley 200 miles north of the
Kenyan capital Nairobi, four years ago with her small daughter and baby son.
'I was the youngest of my husband's four wives,' she says. 'He beat me to
make me have sex with him and do more chores, so I ran away. Then my family
banished me, because I'd shamed them.' Margaret and the other village women
belong to the Samburu, a polygamous warrior tribe closely related to the
more famous Masai.
'Life's better here,' adds Margaret, who is now one of the village leaders.
'While I was married, I was very thin. Recently, I saw my ex-husband in town
and he cursed me because I'm fat and healthy - he could see I was doing well
Rural tribes like the Samburu suffer the highest poverty in Kenya, with
little paid work and vulnerability to drought and disease. Determined to be
self-sufficient, the Umoja women earn money by making and selling tribal
necklaces and bangles, as well as operating a campsite. They also perform
traditional dancing for tourists visiting the nearby Samburu safari park,
charging 200 shillings (£1.50) per person.
The village is revolutionary. In Samburu culture, male elders are revered,
and young warriors, or moran, are idolised as gods. 'There is a Samburu
saying that "men are the head and women are the neck" - so men are on top,'
says Margaret wryly. Still, she says they do not oppose Samburu tradition in
general. 'We love our culture, and we don't hate men. The idea of Umoja is
to give women the freedom to control their own lives. That couldn't happen
if we allowed men to live here, because everyone would slip back into the
old ways of male rule.'
Today, the Umoja women employ men for cash to do these tasks for them. They
also hire warriors to perform courtship dances and love songs with the women
for tourists. 'There are always men around the village, but we are their
bosses and they leave at night,' says female elder Sepeyan. The women also
employ a male guard to protect them from outraged locals. 'Some men call us
"evil donkeys" and claim we're sorceresses who use magic to succeed. They
can't believe we can exist without them,' tuts Margaret. On a few occasions,
gangs of men have stormed the village, attacking the women with sticks and
sabotaging property. 'The last time it happened, we caught one man and beat
him with his own club,' she adds.
Despite this battle of the sexes, the Umoja women are still open to
relationships with men. Boyfriends are allowed, but the women meet them
outside the village, and come and go on their own terms. 'Of course we're
human, and sometimes we want a man physically,' laughs Sepeyan. 'But we
don't let boyfriends get in the way of village life.' Sepeyan claims she is
too old for sex, but she still has romantic desires. 'When I see the young
warriors dancing, they remind me of past boyfriends,' she says. 'Sometimes,
I invite them to my hut for tea after the performance, but they see the look
in my eye and they run away fast,' she says, roaring with laughter.
To meet more of the amazing women of Umoja, buy the June issue, out 4 May.
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