In a recent interview, Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda said women should also be blamed for domestic violence issues.
Reacting to this however, fellow actress, Uche Ogbodo has slammed this. In a lengthy Instagram post, Uche wrote:
of all, society looks down on women who stay in abusive relationships
and pities them for being “helpless” and “weak.” Domestic violence
victims can’t be categorized into a stereotype, but range among all
types of women. Yet society places a specific insecure, weak, vulnerable
woman into the category of most likely to be in an abusive
than ridicule or punish the man who commits the abuse, this wrong
perception will fault the woman for putting up with it because she
possesses these negative traits. Women are taught that it is our
personality “traits” that got us into this problem, and therefore we
feel we must solve it.
a result, women are quick to blame themselves for why our significant
other is acting so violently. We angered them, we upset them, we pushed
their buttons — but none of this is true. It shouldn’t matter what you
do or how you live your life, it is the man’s choice to react in a
violent or physical way.