Why I don’t like the slogan, “women supporting women”

Nigerian actress, Ufuoma McDermott has disclosed why she has not been posting photographs of herself along with her buddy Uche Jumbo and different A-Checklist celebrities.

The feminine Nigerian actresses who share a bond on account of the variety of many years they’ve been in the film trade are Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jumbo, Genevieve  Nnaji, Rita Dominic, and others.

Talking in an interview with the Punch, Ufuoma McDermott opened up on the motive why she and the different actresses not put up themselves on their social media pages.

“Earlier than Wives on Strike, Chioma Akpotha, Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo and myself have been shut individually, however collectively, no.

“We bonded once we have been filming the film as a result of individually, I had identified all of those women, however we simply turned nearer spending time filming.

“The situations below which we shot that movie, God! We simply needed to bond.

“However if you happen to discover, for a while we haven’t appeared in one another’s tasks. Right here’s the factor: I don’t like that slogan, “ladies supporting ladies”, as a result of I don’t hear males saying “males supporting males” except they’re attempting to diss ladies. I don’t like to say it as a result of we put an excessive amount of emphasis on the detrimental of girls being collectively as towards the optimistic.

“So what we’re invariably doing is making individuals deal with seeing a bunch of buddies collectively and saying “oh my God, that is great, ladies don’t do that” so we’re attempting exhausting to interrupt that.”

“Prior to now, once we’re collectively, we’ll movie, put it on Instagram, and other people could be excited. We don’t try this anymore as a result of we really feel like we would even be giving the fallacious vibes. We would like you to seek out your compatibility naturally.”

“We would like you to have the ability to come and say “you’re a man, I’m a lady, we have now this venture collectively and we are able to run it.

“It doesn’t matter what our gender is. You’re a girl, I’m a girl, we are able to run it collectively. We would like you to seek out it not since you’re attempting to show some extent that ladies don’t assist ladies, we would like you to show some extent that we are able to do issues collectively.

“We expect that them at all times seeing us collectively of their head is making them assume ‘wow, these ladies have been buddies for such a very long time when ladies can’t (be buddies)’ and we don’t need you considering that.”

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