Pop star, Dencia has taken a swipe at author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie for an interview she had with former US first Lady and presidential aspirant, Hillary Clinton. In the interview which held at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan on Sunday night, Chimamanda confronted Hillary Clinton concerning her Twitter bio which describes her as ‘wife’.
She asked the former first lady why – with all her career accomplishments – she chose to be primarily identified in her Twitter bio as a “Wife.”
Chimamanda Adichie Said:
”In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother’. And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband.’
Bill Clinton’s Twitter bio leads with, “Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.” There was no mention of his marital status, neither did he add that he’s a father”.
The question she asked Hillary Clinton has generated a lot of reaction from many who think she has no right to pry into another woman’s affairs. One of those who hold that school of thought is Dencia who tweeted that Chimamanda Adichie thinks like a backward clock. According to her, as a feminist she shouldn’t be telling another female what to do.
”Dear chimanda, u aren’t a feminist if u are telling a female what to do.Weirdest thing is,chimanda’s followers I know don’t know she’s married with a kid.I can bet $10k she cooks, cleans, feeds her husband & is the average african woman at home.Let women live how they want.
U’ll be surprised what most women think being a feminist is.let people just live their lives as humans cuz all these extra tags are getting y’all confused.Just be a decent human & live ur life how u please cuz ur faves are doing it the way it works or doesn’t work 4 them”.