Big Brother Naija contestant Erica Nlewedim addressed her potential suitors.
Erica said that as a female feminist, she would inquire about a potential dater’s feminism-related prejudices before going on a date.
Only love, according to Erica, has the ability to subdue her.
“FIRST DATE QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FEMINISTS? COS I’M A FEMININE FEMINIST. ONLY LOVE CAN MAKE ME SUBMISSIVE”.
A Twitter user addressed her, asking if feminists could ever be servile.
“AND IS NOT BEING SUBMISSIVE FEMINISM?”.
You can’t expect everyone to submit, Erica advised him.
You don’t have the right to require others to submit, she said.
Erica noted that because men are “Males,” they expect women to submit to them.
If given the option to submit, Erica would do so voluntarily.
“DON’T DEMAND SUBMISSION FROM PEOPLE, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ASK THAT FROM. SOME GUYS ASK FEMALES TO BE SUBMISSIVE SIMPLY COS THEY’RE MALE AND NOT THAT THEY’VE EARNED IT. IT’S SOMETHING A WOMAN WILL GIVE FREELY WHEN/IF SHE FEELS SAFE AND COMFORTABLE AND DEFINITELY NOT TO ALL MEN”.