“I keep telling young people that you can be fulfilled even when you are single. You don’t necessarily have to be married to make it. Marriage is good. However, while that is waiting to occur, you can have interests and achieve a lot of things,” she told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Friday as the world marks International Women’s Day today
“We should even out the playing fields through the laws so that equal opportunities are assured. There was a full center spread about me in 2005 describing my whole anatomy as something I couldn’t even relate to. There are women who are working very hard to make things happen for them. It is time people stop thinking all women who have made it had to sit on the laps of men to get to where they are”.
“Women just have a certain gift for making things happen. Women are a major force and drivers in this economy. The earlier the society accepts that and helps us fight on, the better for us all. Let us not have men who say they want Affirmative Action but when they sit in cabinet meetings, talk of how they can cut some women off.
“Whenever women have networks, they are said to have been having sexual relations with one big man or another. When men have been educated properly, they respect the position and views of women. It is important that men support women and vice versa. Let’s support each other”.