Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo has shared her thoughts on the gender equality bill.
The actress, responded to the wife of Ooni of Ife, Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor, who recently suggested the need to ignore the bill as men and women cannot be equal.
Recall that Zynab, at the just concluded Emerging Women’s Forum, in Maryland, USA, had said, “I am not a huge fan of gender equality. We can’t be equal. We can’t be men. We have our roles to play here, a very pivotal one.”
“Relationships are suffering today, because women want to be men. You want to be treated like a queen, but you don’t carry yourself like a Queen,” her Majesty noted adding that she didn’t understand why there should be a debate on the bill in the first place.
However, the sultry actress disagreed with her, noting that the bill is not all about men and women robbing shoulders to be literally equal.
“Please see below a summary of what the fight for gender equality is about:
If I work for 3 hours and a man works for 3 hours, we both deserve to get paid the same.
A woman can now decide that, Marriage shall mean Partnership, Friendship, companionship as well as Passion; not slavery.
I am not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, I am never less.
If a man’s virginity cannot be tested on the wedding night, mine shouldn’t be tested as well.
Because my husband has authority in my home does not make me inferior. We are both equal in essence and worth. Our responsibilities are just different.
It means that my character/behaviour is solely guided by my principles not by society’s expectation of how I “should” behave.
It means that I can wear a crown too! Ask Queen Elizabeth.
“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.
“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,” the mother of one added.