Beverly Naya Alleges The Media Stereotypes Women
Nollywood actress Beverly Naya in tweets shared on her Twitter page has bemoaned the way the media stereotypes women when interviews are held.
According to the film star, more often than not, when a woman is interviewed, the headline is crafted to be about her marital status versus her achievements, life, career and aspirations.
She decried that marriage is always the focus and described this as “quite unfortunate.”
“Quite unfortunate that when a woman grants an interview in this part of the world, the headline is almost always about her marital status or opinions on marriage. You’ll spend 30 mins talking about your life, career, and aspirations only to have ‘marriage’ be the focus. Wow.”
She went on to share some examples of typical headlines used during some of such interviews. She added in another tweet:
“Most common headlines used for women: ‘Why I’ve chosen not to get married’ ‘Why I’m still not married’ ‘The kind of man I want to marry’ ‘The right man hasn’t found me’ ‘I will marry when God says I should’ ‘I will get married when the right man finds me’ ‘Why I’m single.”
Fellow actress Toni Tones agreed with Naya as she described it as “gross.”
Fans were quick to agree with the dark-skinned diva as they called for a change in the way women are stereotyped while others blamed the patriarchal system in the society for this.
See reactions to her posts below:
Honestly, it’s so gross.
— Toni Tones (@iamTONITONES) February 9, 2020
It's the patriachy. Women should aspire for marriage and other ridiculous things they say.
— Nativeland Wig. (@womyn_witch) February 9, 2020
Its why most interviewees avoid relationship related questions.
— iBeulah💜 (@ibeulah10) February 9, 2020