Pete Edochie has stated that some married women invite domestic violence on themselves by practising some principles of feminism.
Feminism isn’t something black people are known for. Once a woman leaves her parents to meet her husband and take his surname, she is to be submissive to him. If she wasn’t married, she can do whatever she wants,” the Nollywood actor said.
The 74-year-old added that “women walk and show off their behinds, it’s so that men would find them. If you see such a woman and express your marriage interest, then she starts walking properly. Our women now plunge into feminism nowadays“.
In an interview with BBC Igbo, the actor known for his conservative principles lamented that it is unfortunate some women now do not keep their husbands name neither do some of them know how to cook.
“My mother was not educated but she would cook all sorts of soups, including bitter leaf, Oha, Ogbono, Okro, Egusi, Ukwa, and what have you. My father would always get back home hurriedly to eat what his wife had cooked,” he recounted.
Pete continued that “today, our wives can’t even cook anymore” and emphasized that “women who can’t cook aren’t supposed to call themselves women” before adding that “and feminism is what causes women to be beaten up in marriages.”