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For The Record, Each Time You Say You’re Not A Feminist, This Is What You’re Saying…

   

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To educate people on what feminism truly is, former Miss Nigeria, Ezinne Akudo explained the meaning of Feminism on her Instagram page.

She wrote,

For the record, each time you say you’re not a feminist, this is what you’re saying:
1.  You do not believe that men and women should have equal access to rights and opportunities.
2. You support child marriage, female genital mutilation and the re-victimisation of rape victims.
3. You are comfortable with earning less than your male colleagues for doing the same work.
4. You believe boys should have better access to education because girls belong in the other room.
5. You are comfortable with being asked to choose between your work and pregnancy or being refused employment because you are pregnant.
6. You are sexist and a patron of patriarchy. (E.t.c)

If anything above offends you, then I hate to be a bearer of bad news but you are a feminist. (At least until the word evolves to equalist, or humanist or something)

You might refuse to label yourself a feminist because you are scared of being disliked or perceived as angry or maybe you just don’t understand the movement at all but, FEMINISM is simply the belief that men and women should have equal access to rights and opportunities. It is the freedom of choice, a choice to live and become whoever you choose to be!

Marriage is such very tiny aspect of this entire conversation, but somehow, every time the subject of feminism comes up, that is all we seem to think about. Plus just when we think we are moving forward, we wake up to debates about whether or not women should address themselves as kings or queens(personal choice really).

We have far greater issues as evidenced by the inexhaustive list above, can we please refrain from arguing on this level?

Yes, yes we have our culture and we know that these ‘anti feminist’ beliefs are based on traditions but maybe it’s time to sit down and ask ourselves if these beliefs are still valid, given the evolution of civilization.

But pray tell, What does feminism mean to you honestly?

Now, check these out:

My Very Simple Guide To Gender Equality And Feminism As A Nigerian Woman

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Johnson Rey

    Johnson Rey

    December 11, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Annie should take note

  2. Johnson Rey

    Johnson Rey

    December 11, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Feminism preaches complementarity of both sexes.

  3. Pat Madu

    Pat Madu

    December 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Annie Idibia “I hope say this one go correct your sense”

  4. Kasira Mark-Tsaro

    Kasira Mark-Tsaro

    December 11, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Except that people are trying to sell female superiority using the term feminism as a cover.

    I’m sure every woman out there wants equal pay for equal work, right to own and inherit properties, equal access to opportunities…that’s what feminism actually is.

  5. Jewel B Eno-Ud

    Jewel B Eno-Ud

    December 11, 2018 at 10:33 am

    equality with a man?!!! Tell me that when it comes to career and salary any other thing forget,we women don’t know our uniqueness,we are worrying ourselves for nothing

  6. Elizabeth Iweanoge

    Elizabeth Iweanoge

    December 11, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I hope it is time for women to know what feminism is all about.

  7. Oluwafunmilayo Omotayo-Akindele Anifowose

    Oluwafunmilayo Omotayo-Akindele Anifowose

    December 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    We all have different views and opinions about feminism. Naturally, many women are against all the point she listed but that doesn’t make some feminist. At times , people write base on their logical thinking and subject other people to believe what they wrote on. All points listed doesn’t make me a feminist in as much as I don’t support female maltreatment. Still support Annie Idibia and Omolola Jolade Ekeinde on their view on feminism.

  8. Vivian Ifeoma Emerenini

    Vivian Ifeoma Emerenini

    December 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    So not true so of us are turning this feminism into something else and if I choose not to be a feminist it shouldn’t be any body’s headache

  9. Juliet Stephen

    Juliet Stephen

    December 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Really something to ponder on.

  10. Jackson Christianah

    Jackson Christianah

    December 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Our Nigeria definition of feminism is pathetic.
    It high time people start changing their orientation and understand the real meaning of feminism

  11. Yiinka Faiith

    Yiinka Faiith

    December 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    You people that are Tagging Annie, ask the girls on your street what feminism is. their replies will shock you.
    She’s talking based on what some nigerian women see feminism as.

  12. Nephie Shagadi-Iyalomhe

    Nephie Shagadi-Iyalomhe

    December 13, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Believe and do what works for you.
    Different strokes for different folks.

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