10 things Nigerian women do because they are afraid of being judged

Some women can’t talk about sex and their favourite sexual position because they don’t want to be judged.

Some women can’t make their preferred hairstyle because they don’t want to be seen as bad girls.

Some women can’t even express themselves to the men they share their beds and lives with because they don’t want to be called unsubmissive.

Some women cut off their single friends once they get married because they were told that their single friends might snatch handbag hubby away.

Some women can’t even retain their sim cards after marriage because brother controller wants them to be born again in their marriages.

Some women can’t even go to visit their parents without appeasing the gods they are married to first. Sometimes, they are denied the right to do so.

10 things Nigerian women do because they are afraid of being judged

Some women can’t help their parents and siblings financially without crying a river to the Emperor Nero they are married to. They tell them how much to give to their relatives.

Some women can’t work because hubby doesn’t want other men looking at their backsides even if he doesn’t make enough to keep the family running.

Some women can’t go out with friends or have friends visit them because husband man doesn’t want angry feminists corrupting his innocent wife.

Some women don’t say no to disrespect and endure abuse and humiliation because they want to be called good women.

When do these Nigerian women actually live their lives?

When do these women live for themselves and do things to please themselves?

How do they survive years of emotional and psychological abuse?

Is marriage supposed to be this hard and sad? The stories I hear break my heart.

If you can’t enjoy sex and tell your man how you want to be pleasured, is it when you die that you will enjoy sex?

Stop all this good women behaviour so that sexual frustration will not kill women.

If you love sex, say it. If you love to be kissed long and tenderly, say it.

If you love oral sex, open your mouth and communicate your feelings to your man.

Stop forming holy virgin when you are a professional in sex matters.


I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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