Nollywood actress and comedienne, Etinosa Idemudia recently took to Instagram to question the African definition of a “strong woman”.
According to the mother-of-one, when Africans talk about a strong woman, they are referring to a woman willing to endure sufferings, maltreatment, and disrespect.
She countered that and redefined a strong woman to a successful woman who is breaking barriers while refusing to be disrespected or maltreated. In her words:
“There’s one nonsense thing that they do in this society that I don’t like. It’s as if they use to measure the strength of a woman, they use to measure the virtuousness of a woman by the suffering that she can endure.”
The Nollywood star went on to give examples of women considered strong in Africa. She added in the caption:
“The definition of ‘strong woman’ in this our African society needs to improve TBH byyyeeeeeee.”
Listen to what she had to say in the video below.
We need to improve the definition of a 'strong woman' in our African society – Etinosa pic.twitter.com/T8IglyDcIASee Also
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