Bisi Alimi took to Facebook to write an open letter to Nigerian women, and he was encouraging them to be “bold and assertive” in it.
The Nigerian gay rights activist who told women not to allow patriarchy mess up their belief in themselves, added that it is really sad to see that 99% of applications are from men and when women apply, they are mostly the best.
Bisi Alimi concluded his open letter by telling Nigerian women that their place is in the office making money, and not in the kitchen making dinner. He wrote;
Dear Nigerian women, I am writing to you as an employer, pls be bold, be assertive. Apply for jobs, apply for training opportunities, put yourself out there. It is really sad to see that 99% of applications are from men and when women apply, they are mostly the best.
These men apply for jobs not because they are good, sometimes they dont even know what they are applying for. They mostly apply for these jobs cos they are men and they can.
When women apply for job, most of the times, they do because they know for sure they can do the job and this is why it is sad.
This is what patriarchy does to your mentality, it screws it up. It curbs your progress, it stops you from moving forward,
Nigerian women, your place is in the office making money and not in the kitchen making dinner.