Men Should Not Be Holding Door For a Woman - Chimamanda Adichie (Video)

2 years ago by: onuigbo felicia
-- Online (f) at 7-06-2018 05:24PM (2 years ago)

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In an interview with Trevor Noah, Nigerian writer and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie, spoke on why she feels holding the door for woman shouldn’t be gender based. According to her, it should be a thing people should do for everyone regardless of gender.
She told Trevor Noah:
”I thing gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based. I think it’s a lovely thing to hold the door but we should hold the door for everyone.
Like, I hold the door for men and for women. And so I think the idea of someone holding the door for a woman because she’s a woman… I have trouble with it.  
I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I’m like, hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry. Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting. But we know that really, there are many women who are stronger than men.”

Chimamanda Adichie says she has a problem with someone holding the door for a woman
Speaking of women being thought of as weak and given preferential treatment in crisis situations, Chimamanda Adichie said:
”So really, what I think is that the people we should protect are people who need protecting,, whether men or women. Which is also why I sort of have trouble with the idea of women and children. When women are classified in the same… I mean, when there’s a tragedy and we say, women and children should leave first. I think, actually, it’s the people who are weak, unwell, young… who should leave first.”

-- gogoman (m) at 7-06-2018 06:26PM
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this girl wahala don too much
-- kacylee (f) at 7-06-2018 08:00PM
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babe and i wanted to like ooo, but i no just understand ur own school of thoughts...

-- fineboy77 (m) at 7-06-2018 08:03PM
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she is getting out of hands

-- slimber (f) at 7-06-2018 08:45PM
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Who is dis one again
-- osarobo62 (m) at 8-06-2018 02:02AM
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when a man holds a door for a woman,'s either the car is new or the woman is new.
-- Jeonleon (m) at 8-06-2018 03:33AM
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I think you have some personal issues to settle, Adichie.... It's so glaring you're on a psychological meltdown. Just because you have the opportunity to be in limelight with a mic in your face, you're now preaching chaos?!

There should be order, Adichie. Gender ascription brings order. I think you should visit a shrink to help cure your identity crisis, before it gets worse...
-- nature7888 (m) at 8-06-2018 09:03AM
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Is she trying to forget the idea "Of Ladies First"'? Ok I am sure she has her reasons...