Generational Inequality

Last week, I was having a conversation with Zaneta — the daughter of a colleague. Zaneta wanted to speak with me on the importance of gender equality. Great — a subject I am particularly passionate and vocal about. Zaneta started the conversation by calling me Mr. Uzoma. I corrected her, immediately; my name is Uzoma, not Mr. Uzoma. She was surprised, a little perplexed perhaps — but I was determined; “Call me Uzoma”, I insisted.