Please call me Iron Lady. For me, it’s a compliment!

The other day, my colleague Becky made a case for calling powerful Ugandan women anything but “Iron Lady.” Here, I argue why the term is important to me.

Call her “Kadaga”, “Honorable”, “Speaker”…anything but “Iron Lady”

I am just really struck by how we unquestioningly transport the term “Iron Lady” and make it apply to women in power in Uganda. It is even more ridiculous when one thinks that the argument for the ridiculous bills we are passing in Parliament is that the practices are adapted from western culture.