By Chioma Obinagwam
Multiple award winning author and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has slammed women who hide under feminism to do wickedness.
Confiance News gathered from Twitter at the weekend.
“I often say to young Nigerian feminists, I say to them, please, do not use feminism to justify your wickedness,” she advised.
“I know there are people I meet of which my kindness comes as a surprise because I am a feminist. Oh! You’re kind. Yes, because actually feminist are. We’re human,” She continued.
"I often tell young Nigerian feminists not to use feminism to justify wickedness"
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Abantu Book Festival, 2018) pic.twitter.com/PiZhWyPyI6
— 🦅❤️ 𝙾𝚍𝚘𝚐𝚠𝚞 𝙼𝚊𝚔𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚔𝚒 🇳🇬📍 (@maazi_chinedu) April 9, 2021
Merriam Webster dictionary defines feminism as belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.
Expectedly, her comment sparked reactions.
Some thought she implied that feminist are wicked.
Reacting, a Twitter user, Known as Dr. Harvey Olufunmilayo said,” If you are nasty, you are nasty. Activism won’t cover your nastiness. Chimamanda is totally right. A nasty person with absolutely no decency and home training will remain nasty, indecent and lacking in decorum.
Again, please fix your lives. Activism won’t hide your nastiness.”
Another Twitter user referred to as Enenebe Eje Oru, said,”At no point did Chimamanda say feminists are wicked. She just said, don’t hide your wickedness under it. What is so difficult to understand there?”