In Nigeria, a woman’s worth can often be measured by her marital status and her ability to produce offspring. So young girls and women are brought up to believe that motherhood is an inevitable part of their future existence. Well, is this really true? Nigerians women today took to social media with the hashtag #BeingFemaleinNigeria and they got the whole world to purse, listen and contemplate! Below are some we think are really mind blowing, you can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them but what you cannot do is to ignore or not stop to think about what these women are saying:
#BeingfemaleinNigeria The vendor in traffic will put the Forbes Magazine behind and automatically offer you Fashion and City People.
— Ijeoma OgwuegbuUduma (@IjeomaOgud) June 30, 2015
— Bohemian chick (@Chicasa) June 30, 2015
#beingfemaleinnigeria don’t do too well so guys don’t get intimidated
— Eji (@girlplusgrace) June 30, 2015
Don’t seduce a man by wearing fitted clothes , do you want to get raped?! … Ashewo #BeingfemaleinNigeria
— ERELU (NTA) (@MsNemah) June 30, 2015
If you’re not married at a certain age, you must have your “destiny” checked. #BeingFemaleInNigeria
— Ruth | Owiwi (@Olurounbi) June 30, 2015
#BeingFemaleInNigeria If you get pregnant before marriage, you’re in trouble. If you don’t get pregnant after marriage, you’re in trouble.
— Rhodwell Ikekwame (@Rhodymite_) June 30, 2015
Guys can be aggressive. It’s allowed. But a furious woman lacks home training no matter what upset her.#beingfemaleinNigeria
— Chike (@TheKayy_) June 30, 2015
#BeingFemaleInNigeria means men are scarce and you just have to manage anyone at all that so much as looks at you. Hook him, he mus nor go
— Rinsola Abiola (@Bint_Moshood) June 30, 2015
#BeingFemaleInNigeria is not about feminism, it is about common sense. We all know our society makes being a woman a tough job!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 30, 2015
+ves of Nigerian culture: #BeingFemaleinNigeria, a good CV makes you a good CEO, being a good homemaker makes you a good mother and wife
— Nigerians (@9ja_Revolution) June 30, 2015
#BeingFemaleInNigeria means you may not train to be an engineer, architect or excel in math or physics because ‘they are masculine subjects’
— Déttie (@Daytea_O) June 30, 2015
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