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Nigerians Divided Over Chimamanda Adichie’s Chivalry Comment

By Njideka Agbo 08 June 2018   |   5:00 am

Award-winning author Chimamanda Adichie has come under Nigerian public scrutiny in recent times not for her books but for her views on feminism.

The author who was a guest on “The Daily Show” hosted by Trevor Noah show expressed her thoughts on certain issues including being a feminist and feminine, Hillary Clinton’s bio and her book, “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions”. However, what attracted Nigerian’s attention was her view on chivalry.

She said,

“I think just like holding the door shouldn’t be gender because we should open the door for every one. 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 protecting but we know that there many women who are stronger than men”

This statement has generated rather interesting opinions on the topic:

What do you think?

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