Female Journalists To Boycott Induction
The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) says it is boycotting the upcoming induction ceremony of the newly elected officers of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) slated for December 27, 2013 as a way of expressing its disappointment over the outcome of the just ended elections of the Union’s leadership.
FeJAL based its action also on the facts that recently in Kakata, Margibi County during the PUL’s anniversary; women of the media were bluntly told that the only position that could be given to them in the just ended elections was the kitchen and that was proven by their campaign messages and votes.
Additionally, the omission of FeJAL in the program during the Union’s last Congress held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County which resulted to the women walking out in protest but had to return based on compromise and apology was a clear manifestation of their failure to recognize females as partners.
FeJAL’s decision to boycott is her way of protesting in this manner and to tell the men in the media that since their humble kindness has been misconstrued as weakness, they are no longer going to serve as their cooks or ushers and that it remains resolute in representing the voices of women who are still being marginalized.