Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, has announced her decision not to associate herself with anything that has to do with feminism.
Speaking in a recent interview with PremiumTimes, Bimbo Akintola indicated that she doesn’t want to be part of feminism because it is too toxic.
she said, “My passion for the girl-child and the women does not make me a feminist; I am a humanist.
I don’t like this feminist idea because I think there’s a focus on this wing of feminism that is extreme. It’s [email protected] I don’t want to be part of that. I want us to realise that you care about humans if you say you are a humanist
That means every individual: boy, girl, woman, man; everybody. My niche is the women and the girl child because there is so much to do concerning this issue in Nigeria.”
Nigerians have also shared their thoughts on her commentary. See a few reactions below;
iferolayo wrote; ‘Feminism isn’t meant to toxic, it’s certain people who have turned it into something crazy. It’s a very simple concept. There are two definitions of Feminism. The Nigerian definition and the right one 😂
mrvalmikechuks wrote; We abuse every single doctrine of life here. From governance,religion, feminism,charity etc just name it.All with a toxic version here
stefarni wrote; ‘Feminism isn’t toxic. Rather the Fake Feminism most women especially Nigerians portray is Toxic. Real Feminism is beautiful not a competition with Men
iamrenny wrote; ‘They turned feminism to toxicity and hatred of men and if you don’t support them They would say “so much for women supporting women”
nnenna_aldo wrote; ‘All I see is a woman who doesn’t know the definition of feminism. If she knew she would know that is why she was able to go to school, has a job and can vote