Adam started it when he renamed us Mother in the Garden.
Since then we’ve been called Bad Mama Jama, Sexy Thang, Cherie Coco and Baby Doll.
We’ve been likened to a Jeep, Ride and Bank Account.
We’ve been flippantly termed Wifey, Roni or Shorty.
Some call us Bitch, Slut or Cunt.
To others we’re Brown Sugar, Sweetie Pie, Honey or Sugar.
In this part of the world, we’re Kokolette, Agbalumo, Tomato Jos, Omoge or Okpeke.
While we understand that some of these appellations are terms of endearment,
every once in a while, we’d like you to just call us WOMAN.