A man identified as Biola Kazeem has reacted to a debate trending on Twitter started after a feminist Nigerian lady based in Canada said she didn’t kneel before her husband on their Yoruba traditional day.
Reacting to the tweets from the lady, Biola Kazeem noted that there is nothing bad in making choices. He however finds it funny how certain people who denigrate the African culture never find holes in the White culture they glorify.
Read his tweets below.
”It is fine that some couples are rejecting symbolic gestures such as a wife kneeling for her husband during the Yoruba traditional wedding. Everyone is entitled to their choices. I just find it amusing we are quicker to find holes in gestures than those of our colonial masters.
If the idea is that kneeling is somewhat oppressive/discriminatory, we can find those holes in the white wedding too. The roots of a woman wearing white is to suggest she is pure. Is that not oppressive? Why should fathers walk daughters down the aisle?Is that not discriminatory?
We can question culture while preserving it. A woman kneeling down for her husband is not any more symbolic than wearing white or her father walking her down the aisle. We are usually more eager to question our cultural gestures. It is probably subconscious.
We should question everything if we really want to shake things up. Why should the woman bear he burden of displaying purity in white? Why should fathers walk their daughters? Is the mother not worthy? If kneeling is a problem,these should be too. Same premise.
Culture is only culture if most people agree to it. If we reject our culture while not questioning those who adopted, it is probably not culture that is the problem. Culture is usually not a buffet. If it stops being homogeneous,how is it then culture? If it is not preserved.
What do we hand down? The Western cultures we are less keen to question were handed down generations flaws & all. Question culture but be sure you are questioning everything, including the culture of your colonialists. If not, the culture is not the problem. Selah.”