This time, it isn’t Banky W or any opposing male opinion, but one of America’s strongest female public figures and activists, Dana Loesch.
Dana Loesch, an American political commentator, who is also the National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson, called out Chimamanda Adichie on her position on chivalry
Novelist Chimamanda has become a globally recognized Nigerian feminist, popular for her controversial statements on the subject of gender equality.
However, it won’t be out of place to say that her obsession with feminism or should we call it “anti-chivalry” is a bit worrisome.
When asked at a Fox TV show what Loesch thought about Adichie’s appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where she expressed her displeasure with chivalry saying:
“I think gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based,” Adichie had said.
“I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry.
“Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting. But we know that really, there are many women who are stronger than many men.”
Loesch, in response, implied that Adichie clearly doesn’t have a good understanding of chivalry which shows in her statements. She advised that she should instead focus on “weightier matters” like female genital mutilation which is prevalent in Nigeria.
She went on to say:
“I don’t think she understands quite the concept of chivalry, which was a code of conduct for gentleman,”
Loesch continued, saying:
“With all due respect to Adichie — and I’m familiar with her — I think it’s a luxury of third-way feminism to complain about holding doors open for people where her country, Nigeria, it ranks top in the world for female genital mutilation, which I think if far more of a disservice to women and far more suppressive than someone courteously opening the door for someone else.”
She further advised Adichie on Thursday to:
“return to her own country and worry about genital mutilation instead of calling out sexism in Western culture.”