Founder of the National Interest Party and Presidential Candidate of the party, Eunice Atuejide recently tweeted about feminism in Nigeria and this didn’t sit well with a lot of Nigerians on Twitter.
I'M NOT A FEMINIST!
Na by force?
And who is a feminist?
My friend who won't cook for her husband & kids cos of equality?
The one who always insults men bcos she can? Ladies who won't let men hold doors for them cos it diminishes their value? What does feminism mean?#ANigeria4All
— Eunice Atuejide (@eunice_atuejide) August 1, 2018
In response to her tweet, the Founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, Ola Orekunrin wrote
1. The central tenet of feminism is gender equality
2. Shows that you have no grasp of basic ideology
3. In a single tweet, you isolated many of the people that would have supported you
4. Reveals poor communication skills and low EQ pic.twitter.com/psjyw9rfuT
— Dr Ola Brown (@NaijaFlyingDr) August 1, 2018
Here is another response
Your tweet is representative of uniformed beliefs about feminism that have failed women in the past and continues to fail us today. Use your platform wisely to educate, and avoid contributing to the very harmful rhetoric that can further marginalize women.
— Akuabata Chizoba Onoh (@chii_onoh) August 1, 2018
Atuejide is not just your usual run on the mill presidential candidate.
She participated in Taekwondo throughout her secondary and tertiary education and was among the team that represented the University of Ibadan at NUGA games from 1996 to 1999.Note that Taekwondo is a sport women rarely venture into.
She also achieved the black belt 1st Dan in 2005 with BUDO Taekwondo Club in Siegen Germany.
She took the Diploma in Film Making and Acting at the New York Film Academy and Sally Johnson’s Studios respectively and made films for seven years before she went back to practice law.
Today, she practices in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom.