Nollywood star actress and producer, Genevieve Nnaji have won for herself some male villians in her own story that explains her own version of feminism.
In a post circulating on the social media, Genevieve was quoted as saying her view of feminism is all about human rights, the ability to do whatever she wanted whenever she wanted to.
She said: “My own feminism is just human rights. I’m a woman who has rights to her choices. I can do whatever I want whenever I want. It’s just that simple. If I were a man it would be the same thing.”
Mans dem are livid. pic.twitter.com/r5Ogh43aMC
— ZSA (@Zennyharry) July 26, 2020
Genevieve has stirred up controversy on social media as many men who disagree with the feminism ‘propaganda’ have advised her to do better. Others who consider her as a role model, equally advised her to steer clear from feminism.
See some of the reactions below:
Men are crying under this because Genevieve said that as a woman, she has rights to her own choices. Jehovah Jireh, please make it make sense. https://t.co/tl1NeLGRs0
— Mgbeke Feeling Funky (@Dimmaumeh) July 27, 2020
Genevieve saying “I can do whatever I want whenever I want” is triggering Nigerian men.
We indeed are quite far off.
— Moe (@Mochievous) July 27, 2020
Some of you men are idiots, you dont like kiki and her covens type of feminism, you still dont like genevieve’s kind of feminism that talks equality, LOL. Better be honest una just like women wey go dey clean una yansh.
— Fatimehin Dare (@MrFatimehin) July 27, 2020
I dont know why Genevieve Nnaji will say that her Version of feminism is basic Human rights; to be able to do what she wants whenever she wants to.
And you are in the comments shouting "that is why u are a mother & umarried for over 20years"
Are u deranged or mentally retarded?
— Igbolord (@Chike____) July 27, 2020
As much as we'll accept the fact that some witches are changing the true definition of feminism to support their evil agenda, I think Genevieve did no harm here.
These men here are just foolish, selfish, & very archaic. https://t.co/RsSZAK4t0i
— Lamide.Black® (@lamide_black) July 27, 2020
Genevieve is rich & famous and also a single mother….
If you want to support her own ideology, better be rich, famous and also not housed by a man…..
If you are happily married, you make some sacrifices, 'not all about what you want but what is right…'
— Oba'Dafidi (@simplypadijesu) July 27, 2020
Genevieve gave the definition of feminism I STRONGLY AGREE TO…
If our feminist warriors defined this thing like this, they won't be too much problem.
As for the idiots in that comment, they represent themselves NOT NIGERIAN MEN. pic.twitter.com/mkTsL9PJw9
— Dark Phoenix (@DarkPhoenix6_6) July 27, 2020
They will indeed die there, Genevieve is one of the most unapologetic no fucks to give women doing her own thing and living her best life. She is happy and fabulous and RICH. Stay mad! https://t.co/js4EHcbyx5
— Ozzy Etomi (@ozzyetomi) July 27, 2020
Any man that is angry about what Genevieve said should be taken to rehab so that we will understand the "real" reason for the anger.
— Somtoo (@nzeora) July 27, 2020
I see nothing wrong or Controversial about what Genevieve said, anyone can do anything they want at any damn time, the only place this logic can't be applied is when you are married, in marriage you don't just do things to suit yourself, the decision has to be mutual
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@Tee_Classiquem1) July 27, 2020
I hope you guys see it now. Imagine being deterred by the "you're a misandrist" and "you're just bitter and hate men" brigade when the truth is they know exactly what you're fighting for and they don't want it. All Genevieve said is "I want to make my own choices" and look… https://t.co/bHY5MWE5P3
— Gbogbo Wa Ma Gaia 🐝 (@EniafeMomodu) July 27, 2020
So some men really have a problem with what Genevieve said? What do you really want of women, guys? Slavery? SMH pic.twitter.com/xJQmK0R0Dg
— Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim (@HEEMtheWriter) July 27, 2020
The word ‘feminism’ has been a trigger word that brings up all kinds of deep-seated emotions on gender balance and equality especially here in Africa.
A former Nigerian presidential aspirant, Senator Adamu Garba had claimed that feminism is a total waste of time because the title of ‘wife’ is more important than being a governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN).
A Popular American activist, Candace Owen had also admitted that she discovered too late that feminism is a scam, and is not about uplifting women but tearing women down and hence she has changed her stance.