Thursday, 14 September 2017

Monalisa Chinda thinks domestic violence mostly happens because women ‘provoke’ men

Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda-Coker, has advised fellow women to avoid domestic violence by not provoking their men.

In an interview with Channels TV, the actress also spokes on why fellow actresses do not speak out against sexual harassment in the movie industry and gave her piece of advise to women on handling s*xual harassment.

Monalisa said that actresses keep mum about sexual harassment for fear of stigmatization and the resultant effect on their careers.

She said;

“It’s a bit uncomfortable for someone to come out and say I was cornered to sleep with a producer because of a role,” she said. “They keep quiet about it because of their careers. Apart from that, the society stigmatizes these women. So you just swallow your pride. “When you are outside the shores of Africa, women are heroes for coming out to speak about sexual abuse, but here”.

Speaking on domestic violence, the actress, who herself has undergone domestic violence and has been forced to leave a marriage to protect herself and her daughter from abuse, said:

“As much as I detest all forms of violence against women and men, women should quit provoking their man by beating punches and slaps. .

“I’m a domestic violence [enthusiast]. I always research when I hear fresh stories about domestic violence. Half the time, it is the women. “God just gave us this running Okra mouth. Women, don’t fight with people who are stronger than you.”

The Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Lola Akande, had last month, said that many women, by their actions, are the cause of some of the cases of domestic violence recorded in the state and by extension, in Nigeria.

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