A Nigerian man who shared one of the most misogynistic tweets we’ve seen this year, took to the platform to disclose why ‘they’ created women.
According to him, ‘they’ created women to be nothing better than good wife, which is the only thing that has preserved their pride and dignity.
His tweet which was a reply to @WendyA_‘s question, which read ‘So much of our upbringing as women is centred around getting ‘chosen’ and being the best wife/partner and I’m sick of it.’
@Als_Sadarawi who replied the question, tweeted;
We created women to be nothing better than good wife and this is the only thing best preserved their pride and dignity. Look at the life of those who stop at nothing to be other than that, even today anti Olú ń lọyọ for that matter, is sorry for them.
In 2016, an article by Above Whispers, argued that violence against females is the most surreptitious form of violation of human rights of women and constitutes an invasion of women’s lives in public and private spaces. Hence, there is no safe place for women to thrive in dignity and enjoy their human rights to live a life free from violence.
Violence against women and girls has reached an epidemic proportion in Nigeria and must be urgently addressed to check the impunity with which this heinous crime against humanity is committed. Violence against persons results in cumulative breaches of women’s rights, including right to life, privacy and family life, right to dignity, liberty, freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment as well as sexual and reproductive rights. Whereas it is true that violence affects women and men, it unarguably affects women and girls disproportionately. A woman or girl for example who is raped would have to worry about unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections on top of violation of her right to bodily integrity and mental torture, trauma and emotional distress that are all aftermaths of incidence of sexual violence.
In Nigeria, common forms of violence in Nigeria includes: Rape, Partner/Wife Battery/Spousal Beatings, Sexual Harassment, Trafficking in women for sexual and domestic labour; Female Genital Mutilation or Female Circumcision, Forced and Child Marriage, Acid Attack, Female body mutilation for ritual purposes, Denial of Inheritance Rights or share from the assets of deceased father or husband, Harmful Widowhood/Mourning Practices, Emotional Abuse, Abandonment of wife or children without means of subsistence, Sexual slavery, and Dedication to shrine etc.