Ini Edo, a prominent Nollywood actress, discusses why some men see ‘overly successful’ women as threats to their role as head of the household.
According to Ini Edo, who spoke on the latest episode of Toke Makinwa’s podcast, men often prefer submissive women who can be easily ‘controlled.’
She highlighted the challenge of finding men who comprehend that successful women do not pose a threat to their position as the head of the household.
In her words:
“Some men are threatened by women’s strength. Because we can come off as if we are doing too much. First of all, you’re a woman, you’re beautiful, you’re here and there…
“Naturally, men want to see you [women] not so overly successful just so that they can pull you around, you can be the woman, cook and clean and do all the basic things that they’ve grown up to know is expected of women.
“So when you get too strong, it’s almost like you’re competing with their ego. But the truth is, like I always say, I like to be the queen. I’m not a woman who is looking to subdue any man or ride over any man.
“No matter how successful I get, I don’t think I would like to have a man that I am lording over. Then what is the beauty of it? I mean, the beauty of it is me walking beside my man and he giving me instructions and protecting me.”