Gender Equality is a very sensitive topic and most Nigerian women do not understand what it encompasses.
However, the newly married wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi, said women are supposed to submit in totality to their husbands, in other words, women are a lesser superior companion and Gender Equality can not suffice in the modern world.
She made this statement while speaking at the Emerging Women’s Forum in Maryland, USA, stating that men and women can’t be equal because each gender has its pivotal roles to play in life.
To counter her statement, Nigerian actress, Uche Jumbo addressed Olori Wuraola’s sentiments. Uche further assumed the Queen was probably talking about the roles men and women play in the society as opposed to the real objectives of gender equality. Uche disagrees with the impossibility to successfully implement gender equality. Therefore wrote this on Instagram:
“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.
“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.
“If I work for 3 hours and a man works for 3 hours, we both deserve to get paid the same, and If a man’s virginity cannot be tested on the wedding night, mine shouldn’t be tested as well.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Cool FM OAP, Freeze says otherwise. In his opinion, the wife of the Ooni of Ife has spoken some wise words of wisdom. Who do you agree with? Uche Jumbo or Freeze?