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Dame Patience Jonathan and her “kitchen” women – by Abimbola Adelakun

31 Jan
Dame Patience Jonathan and her “kitchen” women – by Abimbola Adelakun

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Lately, the Nigerian first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, while campaigning for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan, urged women to vote massively for her husband since he has done the most good for them. I would have had no problem with her solicitation of the women voting bloc but she did not stop there. To boost the president’s feminist inclined credentials, Dame Jonathan added that her husband’s continuity in office was important because, “Nigerian women should no longer go back to the kitchen. It is not our portion to go back to the kitchen.” Having been a personal witness to the labor and enterprise of women, I have to ask, “But where are those women who are in the kitchen”?

Original artwork by Kehinde AwofesoFrom rural areas where women work side by side with men on the farms, to urban centers where women are co-breadwinners with men, I wonder why anyone still talks about…

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Posted by on January 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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