Chimamanda Adichie Does Not Understand Chivalry - US Activist
United States National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson, Dana Loesch, verbally attacked Chimamanda Adichie.
Loesch suggested that the feminist author should return to her own country and worry about genital mutilation instead of worrying about sexism.
She said this during her weekly appearance on Fox & Friends, when Loesch was asked about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s explanation of the downside of chivalry on popular The Daily Show, hosted by popular South African comedian, Trevor Noah.
“I think gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based,” Adichie said.
“I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry. Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting. But we know that really, there are many women who are stronger than many men.”
Loesch slammed Adichie and said she did not understand chivalry.
“I don’t think she understands quite the concept of chivalry, which was a code of conduct for gentleman,” Loesch said.
“With all due respect to [Adichie] — and I’m familiar with her — I think it’s a luxury of third-way feminism to complain about holding doors open for people where her country, Nigeria, it ranks top in the world for female genital mutilation, which I think if far more of a disservice to women and far more suppressive than someone courteously opening the door for someone else.” she said.
Nigerian musician Banky W, in his reaction to her statement, wrote on Instagram “Chivalry is done not because women are a weaker sex, but because some of us want to be gentlemanly and romantic.
“Apparently, this is not ok to her, but to me, this is just reaching. I’m sorry but this is now getting a little ridiculous. To each his/her own, I guess”.
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