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Kemi Adetiba, Spice Lounge And Women Clamping Women Down.





Over the weekend Director and TV Host, Kemi Adetiba posted this online. I was outraged to say the least. I know I've written on this particular issue before and I've been in this situation a number of times, here in Lagos, in Abuja and Port Hacourt. In Abuja I've experienced this insubordination several times at JEVENIK RESTAURANT in Wuse 2 among a few other places. Sometime this year one of our blog readers, two of my friends and I went for drinks somewhere on the Island; Double Four to be precise. We were four decently dresses, financially independent, upward mobile women but for close to thirty minutes we were ignored. At first we were carried away by gist till I noticed that others who had all come in after we did had all been approached by waiters/waitresses to take their orders but not us, because we were all female. Of course I demanded to know why we hadn't been attended to and demanded an apology. 

When a staff of Spice Lounge was questioned by thenet.ng this is what he had to say:

If men want to bring prostitutes, it’s fine but they don’t want any of them hanging around anyhow’, the staff who’d rather speak in anonymity told NET.... 
This is the stupidest reason ever given for anything to the best of my knowledge. But hey, that's just my opinion. Apparently most people think it's valid and that their action was justifiable. And guess what, these "most people" are apparently women! Haha. 

When I first saw the post on Laila's blog I expected outrage from the girls/women; How dare they?! They should be shut down! Are they insane!!! Were the kinds of comments that I'd expected to see. But to my utter shock and disappointment I saw comments insulting Kemi Adetiba, cussing her out and calling her names, asking her who she thinks she is and making insulting references to her career. Asking her if she dressed like a prostitute on the said day and several other hilarity. And yes, these comments were made by us women. 

I honestly could not make sense of it. How do we win the battle for gender equality when we ourselves see ourselves as subordinate and lesser beings? 

As I pointed out on Laila's blog, as long as women are viewed as the lesser, weaker, lower, subordinate, less than important sex, stories of rang rape, stoning to death, forced marriages, child brides etc will continue to reign in our world. The one that bothers me the most is the sudden upsurge of gang rapes all over the world. The only reason men do this without fear of consequence or  repercussion is because; oh the victims are just women. Who are they? Yes, so they rape, maim and murder women without impunity most times because the victims are WOMEN. 

We need to begin to see the bigger picture. 

Comments

  1. Yep,we women in Nigeria aren't in support of ourselves...#Period.

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  2. Just like Sasha said, We women are our greatest wahala!!!
    At Banks, Restaurant, Malls etc, a woman will prefer serving a man over her fellow.
    If U complain, na YIMU u go receive...

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  3. Are they for real? So every girl that comes without a man is a potential prostitute? That is preposterous.

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  4. If I were Kemi Adetiba, I would not bother going in....What is so special about the lounge anyway?
    Meanwhile, it's the same problem that has persisted for ages....Women are not respected even at the very height of their careers. The most annoying is that fellow women would rather believe a high-flying career woman gets there through the back door (sex). It's a shame......
    -F

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  5. So true@ ruthy...I've experience my fair share of discriminations at chicken republic in calabar where I reside, me sef come dey wonder wetin I dey find dia after a couple of times with their greasy food.

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  6. So true@ ruthy...I've experience my fair share of discriminations at chicken republic in calabar where I reside, me sef come dey wonder wetin I dey find dia after a couple of times with their greasy food.

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  7. This kinda experience isn't funny at all.
    On reading it, the silly excuse the anon staff gave was the first thing that came to mind, that would be their defense. But there are other ways to handle this if they truly had equal values for women.
    I'm not surprised at the responses you observed.

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  8. its everywhere now o...even hospitals
    i went to a hospital to receive injections and d stupid female receptionist i met just said i should sit down without telling me she would get d nurse for me or anytn...sat there for close to 30mins while she gisted wit her colleague but wen a couple entered she gave dem 100% attention...Omo i flared up!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. So sad, so annoying. Me i know i would have left .

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  10. Women are always in competition with other women, there's a deep seated inferiority complex that women have and that's what causes the instant disdain for other women that seem to have it all. What men would see as a challenge and motivation to better themselves, women turn to hatred, jealousy and envy. It's simple, women don't go out of their way to look good, buy expensive jewellery, phones, cars etc to attract men, they do it to oppress and spite their fellow women. This is the same reason I believe that two women can never truly be friends, even sisters, they usually feel threatened by the next woman, even the ones they don't know from anywhere. I don't know where this sometimes deadly competition originated but it's really disturbing.

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    1. Yep...so true! Blame it on our oestrogene? (I donno). We are in such competition amongst ourselves,its baffling...

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  11. Now, imagine (all) countries in the world being ruled by women.....frenemies in the making.

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