Ace broadcaster Gifty Anti says it will not respond to Education Ministry spokesman Mr Kwesi Kwarteng and other social media critics regarding their views on feminism.
Although she is passionate about women’s empowerment, according to the avowed feminist, she will not respond to her social media critics.
speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Paa Kwesi Schandorf insisted on Wednesday that she stands by her claim that men fear women with power but will not respond to criticism on social media.
“I’m sure you’ve read the story [and] You’ve listened to the tape.
I will not reply to anyone who attacks me on social media. If I want, I’ll go and do it. But if you have any questions for me as a very good journalist, an experienced one, I will answer. But I will not respond to anything anyone has said about me on social media,” she said.
She added: “This gentleman [Kwasi Kwarteng] is not the only one who reacted. Lots of other guys have and some women too. So I will not answer this gentleman.
Even if the president had written that on social media, I would not have responded to any interview. People hide behind social media and say all kinds of things.”
Gifty Anti’s comments came in response to a Facebook post by Education Ministry spokeswoman Kwasi Kwarteng, who accused her of destroying young women who had heard her feminism sermons in the past.
According to him, many ladies who heeded her advice on empowering women began unhealthy competitions with men that brought their homes and marriages down.
In his post on Wednesday, he said the former news anchor had inspired her followers to avoid marriage and focus on their careers; only to later do the opposite.
In his view, this constitutes a “betrayal” that she must correct by teaching women to balance their career aspirations with other important aspects of their lives.
“You did that and destroyed the identities of many young women who followed you religiously but blindly.
“Unfortunately, you have reduced life to a competition between men and women. In your attempt to help young women find their identity, you have wrongly given the impression that the only thing they need in this world is their career and that life is all about how they can be better than men,” he said.
Mr Kwarteng continued: “Young women have been told that the only important variable necessary for their development is their career and nothing else. Today you betrayed the very principles you stood for.
“I wish you had the courage to teach them again that a balance between family, marriage and career is equally important for one’s identity. And that they can still get to the top without seeing men as competitors.”
“Overemphasizing careers at the altar of others has proven consistently unfulfilling, especially in a world where our identity is largely corporate and society-driven,” concluded Kwasi Kwarteng.
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