by Hephzibah Iniodu
Veteran actor, Yul Edochie, who got married at a young age of 22, has chronicled his thoughts on domestic violence.
Yul gave expression to his stance on this subject on his instagram page where he used his parents as case study.
“I have heard of issues of domestic violence a lot these days, and I am not in support of that. A man should not hit a woman, no matter what. But at the same time, women also have a very big role to play in making sure that these things don’t happen. That’s respect; respect your husband, no matter what. We are africans; things are quite different around here. You should respect your husband, even if he doesn’t know what he is doing. Respect him.”
I was listening to a friend of mine yesterday, a lady; she said, “I was arguing with my husband and he told me to sit down and I also told him to sit too. He told me to shut up and I replied that he, too, should shut up”. I said did you really tell your husband that? She said, ‘yes’. “Every time he comes back late at night, I told him, the next time you come late at night, I will lock the door and you will sleep outside”, she said.
I told her, “You told your husband, a man who pays the bills, will sleep outside? My hand no dey o.”
He concluded by making reference to his childhood experience with his parents saying, “My father never hit my mum for my one day, all the years I lived with them as a kid.”
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