“I don’t believe in gender equality” – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
"I don’t believe in gender equality. I do not believe that God made man and woman to be equal in any way. I believe that in every organised institution, there is always a head and an assistant. It doesn’t mean that one should take the other for granted, or disrespect the other. I believe the husband is the head of the home and the wife is an assistant. My husband is a pilot, I have flown with him several times and I understood that here is a captain and a co-pilot. They are both responsible for the passengers’ lives. But when there is a final decision to make, it is up to the captain to make it. He is more experienced and the one with the responsibility."
"When there is a quarrel, I usually apologise first. He doesn’t say sorry. Overtime, I have come to realise that it is an ego problem. Even when he knows he is wrong, he will rather do every other thing or buy things for me than say, ‘I’m sorry.’ Fortunately, the ‘sorrys’ are not too many. He is very responsible and more hardworking than me. By God’s grace, we have been able to understand our routine."
Honestly, to each their own. They’re both happy and comfortable but personally, this is nightmarish to me. And you know Nigerians are having a field day with saying, “That’s the way it’s meant to be”, but I’m thankful for the women who don’t squeeze their little girls into such roles, but rather allow them to make their own. Omotola, good for you sha but you’re really making this ‘lesser sex’ bullshit sound like manifest destiny and you need to take a seat.
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram