According to the gifted Nana Ama McBrown, women have a significant impact on how society is shaped.
McBrown disputes the notion that famous people are unable to maintain a marital home.
She said in a speech to students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) that she respects her husband as the head of the home and supports him.
“I submit to my husband and give him his place as the head of the house. At home, I am not a star, I am a wife. I have a way of handling everything. For instance, if I come home and realize my husband hasn’t eaten, I find a way to make him feel better. I quickly find a way to solve that and to make him calm.
“But this doesn’t mean that when he returns from the club at 3am, won’t talk about it. No! I will give him two warnings, the third time I will strike. I won’t be nice. When it continues for the fifth time, his father will get to hear about it. If his father even slaps him while I am present, there is nothing wrong with it. It is an eternal correction,” Nana Ama McBrown stated.
She went on to say that while marriage is a nice thing, women should first establish themselves as independent individuals.
“Don’t make marriage your first call. I have been with my husband for twelve years and I’ll say that before I met him, I was very mature. One of the things that got me comfortable is that I found myself before I met my husband. I was a woman of my own. I got my first house before I married, so it is safe to say I didn’t need a man”.
According to McBrown, while marriage is significant, a person’s happiness and sense of purpose in life should come first.
“Per society, you become a bad person if you leave the marriage. You enter with the sole motive of submitting yourself. They make it look like when you enter, you cannot come out. In my case, I respect my marriage. We make it look like when you’re married, the rules are different from when you’re living alone. Yes, marriage is tradition and we must respect tradition. However, we have a life to live,” she emphasised.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana