- Actress Genevieve Nnaji's statement concerning feminism recently trended online
- According to her, feminism simply means human rights to her; being able to do whatever she wants and whenever she wants
- Her view on the issue has since sparked mixed reactions among social media users
Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Genevieve Nnaji, recently caused a buzz on social media following her statement about feminism.
In a quote shared by The Guardian, Nnaji said feminism is human rights to her. According to the award-winning actress, she has the right to do whatever she wants to do - the same way a man exercises his rights.
The quote reads: "My own feminism is just human rights. I'm a woman who has rights to her own choices. I can do whatever I want whenever I want. It's just that simple. If I were a man it would be the same thing."
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The post which has since gone viral garnered several mixed reactions. While some people agreed with her, others expressed their displeasure.
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kingsley.uche.374: Please, can women stop deceiving themselves, and start following God standard law, if I may asked, feminism, is it difference from each other? I wish all women should know that, those who institutionalized or established feminism is those women who FAILED in their marriages!"
behappy20s: "Well sorry to inform you that your right as a human or woman doesn't include doing whatever you want."
rafin_bauna: "Added to this Genevieve, these rights are not absolute, they are guided by a certain decorum to those "own choices"
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Meanwhile, Vashti Offo recently gave Nigerians something to talk about after she took to the platform to address Nigerian men who try to engage her concerning gender inequality issues.
According to the UK-based feminist, if a Nigerian man doesn't earn up to N500k monthly then they're not qualified to engage her on issues bothering on feminism.
Also, Nigerian pastor, Kingsley Okonkwo, has joined the feminism movement conversation and from the look of it, he is clearly not in support of gender equality.
Starting off the conversation by saying the way boys are raised is very different from girls as the boys need more direction, he went on to say male and female are not the same, claiming this is backed by scripture, science and statistics.
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