Sometimes it’s better to remain silent and let people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has built a legendary career for himself, but he’s destroying whatever legacy he’s built with some very controversial comments he’s been passing recently.
His latest contribution is to blame feminism for domestic violence.
In an interview, Edochie claims that feminism is responsible for an increase in men beating their spouses. He also blamed women no longer being good at cooking and also talking back to men as the reasons why more men beat their wives these days.
In an interview with BBC Igbo, the thespian said, “Feminism isn’t something black people are known for. Once a woman leaves her parents to meet her husband and takes his surname, she is to be submissive to him.
If she wasn’t married, she can do whatever she wants. Our women now plunge into feminism nowadays. They can’t even keep their husbands anymore. Is that a good thing?
These women are schooled but a lot of wives now can’t even cook — one thing that a woman should be good in so as to be able to keep her husband.
My mother was not educated but she would cook all sorts of soups. My father would always get back home hurriedly to eat what his wife had cooked. Today, our wives can’t even cook anymore.
Women who can’t cook aren’t supposed to call themselves women. And feminism is what causes women to be beaten up in marriages. You complain to a woman and she retorts.
It becomes unbearable, so you stretch your arm and deal her a slap. Domestic violence starts. I don’t like seeing women crying because it hurts me deeply. But it is the fault of the woman herself a lot of times.
To be honest, the understanding of women is low. I’m not a misogynist but I’ve associated with them a lot, even at work. Feminism has no place in our culture. We don’t worship women as the whites do.
Today women dictate to men. It wasn’t like that in our days. How women talk to men nowadays isn’t how we were raised. My mother was never beaten. My wife and I have been married for 52 years. I never beat her. My five married sons don’t beat their wives.”
Edochie has been making headlines recently for disturbing and misogynistic comments. He was also recently alleged by a family friend to be a wife beater.
These comments from him are not that surprising, but still very disturbing for his legacy.