BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi recently gave a speech at the Emerging Women’s Forum in Maryland about Gender Equality and her stance on the whole issue. She explained that she is not a fan of gender equality and she believes men and women can never be equal.
An Instagram user @diaryofanaijagirl took it upon herself to explain what gender equality really means and Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez agreed with her analysis. Uche also followed up with her own opinion of gender equality and her reason for supporting diaryofanaijagirl.
I have always said it…we HAVE to first understand what #genderequality is before the #genderequalitybill will make sense … #Repost @diaryofanaijagirl with @repostapp ・・・ Dear Olori, The reason you can hold a microphone and speak in public rather than at the backyard of the palace cooking jollof rice while your husband travels the world, is because of women like you who fought for us to live life and enjoy it equally like anyone else . Please see below a summary of what the fight for gender equality is about: .. **If I work for 3 hours and a man works for 3 hours, we both deserve to get paid the same **A woman can now decide that, Marriage shall mean Partnership, Friendship, companionship as well as Passion; not slavery **I am not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, I am never less **If a man’s virginity cannot be tested on the wedding night, mine shouldn’t be tested as well **Because my husband has authority in my home does not make me inferior. We are both equal in essence and worth. Our responsibilities are just different **It means that my character/behaviour is solely guided by my principles not by society’s expectation of how I “should” behave **It means that I can wear a crown too! Ask Queen Elizabeth . Your Royal Highness, do not be deceived, your belief in this revolution has absolutely no bearing in its movement. Stand tall, behind the king, watch as more women understand this concept, watch as they break the glass ceiling, reaching straight for the moon… and beyond…in their Louboutins FYI let's not mistake gender roles for gender equality. I believe she was clearly talking about roles / responsibilities as a woman hence my repost about learning the right meaning of Gender equality.uj 👉 @heforshe
Let’s be clear #ujlovers
Gender roles/ responsibilities and gender equality are different things, the fact that some people think / believe there are the same is why #genderequalitybill didn’t go through #Nigeriansenate.
With or without the bill there are women (which i am one of) that will succeed regardless but the equity fight is NOT about this group. Its about that uneducated woman in her village thinking her life is over because she has ‘only’ girls…its about that little girl understanding ‘working twice as hard because she’s a girl’ …is a goal not her only option … i should know i am an Abiriba girl, was told thousand things i can’t DO because i am a girl…(.? look where we are NOW empowering men and women)
Learn more about gender equity guidelines for free online.? FYI let’s not mistake gender roles for gender equality. I believe she was clearly talking about roles / responsibilities as a woman hence my repost about learning the right meaning of Gender equality.