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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Foluke Daramola blasts feminists over comments on Gender Equality Bill

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako has responded to critics and feminists who lambasted her following her comments on the gender equality bill.

The actress who had said men and women cannot have equal rights, was backlashed by some feminists who threw darts at her on the social media, advising her never to come out again as a woman’s right activist.

Recall that the mother of two in a chat with New Telegraph had stated that the role of a man can never be over emphasised and as such, passing such bill would make no sense.

She had said, “I’m sorry I don’t think men and women should have equal rights in this case. I think the male should have more than the female, but it should be with proportion, maybe on a ration of 60 to 40.”

This did not go down well with some of her followers on Instagram as they pounced on her, abusing and calling her names.

While some said she was a disgrace to the female folk, others said her low self-esteem and mentality should not be for public consumption.

“How can you say men and women cannot have equal rights?” an Instagram user @ amosijeoma had asked her.

Responding to the criticism, Daramola told the Punch recently: “What got me upset was the fact that there are some things people talk about but they are not able to back it up with facts.

“When you say gender equality, the role of a man can never be de-emphasised to the role of a woman. That is why Hillary and Bill Clinton cannot be the president of the US at the same time. Bill Clinton had to teach her the grinds and she followed suit.

“The bible says that the man would love the woman and she would submit and respect the man. That position can never be overemphasised. I just wanted to drive some message home but later on, I felt it was not really worth it.

“When you have a bad mindset, there is no how another person can change it. My own position as a gender-based activist is not for the woman to be competing with the man but to complement him. In the scheme of things, the man would always be the head and the woman would be the neck. It does not mean that the woman cannot turn the head to whatever direction she feels like.”




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