VIDEO: Women Don’t Need Preferential Treatment - Chimamanda Adichie
Renowned Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie, has expressed her misgivings over some preferential treatments given to women.
Adichie spoke against men opening doors for women and also against giving aid to women and children first in case of tragedies, simply because they are perceived as weak.
She said this while appearing on the Trevor Noah show, an American daily programme on Thursday.
According to Adichie, opening the door for a woman should not be out of chivalry; rather, people should be open to helping and being courteous, regardless of gender.
She said, “I think, just like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based because we should open the door for everyone.
“I hold the door for men and women. I think the idea of sort of holding the door for a woman because she is a woman, I have trouble with.
“I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me; I hope they are not doing for the sort of idea of chivalry.
“Because chivalry is the idea of women are somehow weak and need protection, but we know that there are many women who are stronger than men,” she said.
See video below
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