Thought Experiment: What if Kemen’s eviction from #BBNaija is the proof we need that feminism is slowly becoming patriarchy?

*This is not a real opinion. This is a writer trying to explore a theory that has been touted around: that feminists are becoming the perpetrators of the very inequality that they so strongly condemn. In doing this, we hope to explore the reasoning behind the organisers of Big Brother leaving Debbie-Rise on the show while Kemen was sent home for committing essentially the same crime.

This Kemen does not seem to understand the way this works – trying to ruin an image we are already struggling to maintain. People have a lot to say about the Big Brother show already – it’s illicit, it promotes immorality and the want the NBC to take it off the air: they wish! Like anyone has force-glued them to MNet all day.

Now, Kemen had to go and fondle a sleeping/unconscious Tboss because he could not control his perverted desires; putting us in a tight corner. But really, who touches a sleeping girl? Oh yeah, him, Kemen. How else to you unleash weeks of pent up sexual frustrations from being turned down so many times in an environment where everything goes?

It was easy really – disqualifying the fool. He’d have been gone by the end of the night anyway so we didn’t have to second guess our decision for longer than was necessary. Except that we had to pause to figure how to break the news (quick reminder to delay action so long that a video will have gone viral). But then who knew they were going to be so dramatic about it and get all socially conscious when the other girl only got hours worth of outrage on the internet.

She did harass him, didn’t she? Debbie-Rise. The same circumstances: Debbie Rise had been making advances at Bassey all day and when she caught him asleep, she proceeded to kiss him for about 15 seconds and even had time to take a gulp of water before walking off. That confidence alone – knowing or acting like nothing was going to come off kissing someone without their consent (and someone who clearly did not want her) was enough to make us rethink any plans we may have had of disqualifying her for trying that.

And we won’t have even survived it. The same people who are having the socially conscious and politically correct time of their lives right now would have turned the table and said she was disqualified because she was female and that men had abused women for way longer and in worse ways than that.

Just imagine the ruckus. Big Brother would have become literally that – the Big Brother who hasn’t been healed of his misogynist leanings just yet. “Was it not just a kiss?”  “Could she have even raped him?” “INEQUALITY”.

But now we have disqualified Kemen, and this Debbie Rise thing has come back to bite us in the back, how do we pull through with our heads still intact?

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