The Thread: “Marriage is not an achievement” | Nigerian man charges single ladies

In these parts, marriage is viewed as the ultimate— for women. As young ladies move a little past their teenage years, parents begin to mount pressure on them. If time passes without a husband to show for it, there’ll be snide comments, tears, family meetings and set-ups even, all in the name of “you can’t bring shame to this family” or “I want to hold my grandchildren before I die”. There’s no end to the type of shameless pranks African parents will play just to see their daughter(s) married off early.

You’d think with the rise of the feminist movement, this trend will fade away, but that isn’t the case. It has been observed that women are getting married later and later (particularly educated and career-driven ones); however, the desperation (to be Mrs) on the part of daughters and mothers alike still remains.

Dayo counsels women to break with that pattern and to hell with the consequences. We agree.

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Atta boy!

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