Women judged harshly: Hope Masike

Afro-fusion songstress, Hope Masike, lamented the fact that society judges women more harshly than their male counterparts.

Hope Masike
Hope Masike

“Generally the levels of respect can be improved for both female and male musicians at home. The unfair part, not just in Zimbabwe, is that when they do wrong, or when someone says they have done wrong, women are judged by society a lot more harshly than men. Unfortunately, when they do well they are not praised more than men,” said the Kakuwe bandleader.

Her sentiments came at a time when several other female musicians, such as Sandra Ndebele, Sharon D and dance groups Savanna Queens and Mambokadzi have been labelled with defamatory tags.

South African-based Zimbabwean afro-jazz star, Dorothy Masuka, has expressed the same concerns.

“It is very disturbing to note that in Zimbabwe female musicians are wrongly perceived as women of loose morals.”

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