- A Nigerian lady recently got engaged to her boyfriend and knelt to accept the engagement ring
- Photos from the event have since gone viral on social media
- This comes barely a few weeks after another lady knelt to accept a marriage proposal
- Many social media users have since reacted to the photos
Barely a few weeks after a Nigerian lady caused a ruckus on social media for kneeling to accept an engagement ring, another lady has followed suit.
Facebook user, Angel Nwedo, shared photos which captured the moment the young lady was getting proposed to.
However, instead of the man going down on one knee to propose as is the norm, the lady was the one pictured on her knees as she accepted the ring from her man, wearing a big smile on her face.
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See the post below:
This comes a few weeks after a lady identified as Adaeze Gift Okolie, caused mixed reactions online after she knelt down to accept a marriage proposal.
Taking to her Facebook page to announce the good news, an excited Okolie described getting engaged as reaching the 'semi-finals' and showered her man with accolades for choosing her above other ladies.
According to Okolie, her boyfriend is her king and this is the reason she knelt down for him to 'crown her as his queen'.
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The latest woman to do this has no doubt caused mixed reactions among social media users with some seizing the opportunity to throw jabs at feminists.
Read some comments below:
"Feminist coven we meet by 12 to decide on the repercussions"
"Ibo men lol as she don start to kneel down so, she go kneel down steady for 600years"
"Na una know✋. If she likes, she should prostrate inside gutter and collect it, she wouldn’t be used as a yardstick for others."
"Let it be known. This right here is wrong."
"Na boyfriend wey calm down we go kneel down for."
"Nigerian men think that marrying a woman is doing her a favour. Dafuq is ‘ na girl wet calm down dey collect ring’?"
"This girl has just submitted herself to a marriage of slavery."
"Daddy Pete Edochie will be happy to see this, in fact he can sponsor the wedding'
"U think is by that.. weda u kneel down or not what matters is who will but putting smile on ur face every single day."
It is no news that the Nigerian society is regarded as a patriarchal one, and this often reflects in our ideology about equality and what the position of women in society should be.
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Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, is certainly one who embodies patriarchy and often speaks his mind regardless of whose ox is gored.
In a video that trended, he once again spoke about marriage proposals.
According to him, any man who kneels down to propose to a woman is a fool. Explaining his reasons, he stated that not only is it a borrowed practice from the western countries, kneeling down signifies handing one's destiny over to a woman.
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