A Nigerian lady who describes herself as a feminist has called out men of God who officiate weddings. The lady had advised that pastors or priests who officiate weddings should desist from saying the words 'you may kiss the bride'.
The lady identified as Samiral Simbi had shared her strong opinion on the issue on Twitter. The Twitter user had claimed that it is wrong for pastors or priests to order a groom to kiss the bride when she has not given consent.
According to the lady, pastors and priests should not say you may kiss the bride. She advised that they are expected to say you may now kiss each other.
Simbi noted that in any intimate relationship, a woman is supposed to give consent. She said the words should not be addressed only to the man.
The lady argued that the woman might not to kiss her groom. She added that not desiring to kiss the groom does not mean the lady does not want to get married.
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She said: "let both of them to participate in that action. (you may kiss each other) I have the issue with the sentence "you may kiss the bride" which is only addressed to the man not the woman. what if she doesn't want to kiss him (which doesn't mean she doesn't want to marry him)."
It could be argued that the vows given by the bride and groom during the ceremony in presence of witnesses and God is all the consent that a married couple need to give to each other. They have already vowed to be one with each other in all ways.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian man has taken to social media to state reasons why men should use protection when they intend to have intercourse with any woman. The young man shared six reasons.
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