From deciding on what their lovers wear to requesting their wives to become stay at home moms, men naturally like to be in control of their relationships.
Some women are fine with such men in their lives while many others, especially the feminists, do not give room for such.
This week, there has been a Twitter thread with several women coming out to narrate their experiences with authoritarian men.
One of the tweets that caught the attention of Twitter users was by a Nigerian lady who shared the stringent conditions her former lover gave her before they could get married.
According to her, the man asked her to choose between going to live with his mother in the village or spending a month with his sister so they could verify that she was 'wife material.'
She tweeted: "One guy that wanted to marry me sometime ago told me I will have to go stay with his sister in Lagos or his mum in the village for 1month, for them to know my character (wife material), I asked him of my job and he said I'll have to resign if I want the marriage to hold.
"Wanted me to go to his sisters place, wake up early in the morning prepare her kids for school, sweep and clean the house, cook for them, wash their cloths, take care of the house and the kids watch his sister go to work, for his sister to know if I can make a good wife and mother
"Or go to his village and stay with his mum to sweep large compound, pound fufu, cook with firewood, and start washing black kettle and pot to know if I'm a wife material, for 1month.”