Chimamanda Adichie defends female Nigerian looters
By Rita Chioma,
Ace novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has aired her thoughts on the double standards which female Nigerian politicians who loot the treasury are subjected to.
She made this known while speaking at the university of Edinburgh.
She said: “We shouldn’t assume, that because a person is born a woman, that person is somehow is just one step lower than angel.
I find it quite dehumanizing for women because what is means is that women cannot be judged on the same terms as men. I remember once a politician in Nigerian who was a woman, had stolen money which is an exercise most Nigerian politicians are very adept at.”
Continuing the feminist and mother of one recalled a certain incidence;
“I remember a jounalist saying and she’s a woman. Somehow the assumption was it will be better if she was a man because then Nigerians would not judge her harshly since we expect men to steal.
I think the idea of women being another specie of angel is bad for both women and men because it makes the standards uneven.”