We need to talk to our boys about rape-Joke Silva
Joke Silva, a popular Nollywood actress has said more boys need to be given orientation about rape.
Silva, who is married to Olu Jacobs, a fellow Nollywood veteran, made this known in an interview with Hip TV.
“We need to talk to our boys to let them understand that sex though a beautiful thing shouldn’t be a thing of violation. We still need to tell our young ladies to speak up, that are important. The narrative has to go to the young boys that rape is not a rite of passage. A lot of young men have been socialized to believe that when a woman says ‘No’ she actually means ‘Yes’ “.
Speaking further, she expressed her opinion on feminism, adding that feminism is about mutual respect.
“Feminism simply means being treated like a human being; it’s simply about mutual respect. Why feminism has taken a front burner is simply because over the years, women have been maltreated for so many reasons”.
TheNewsGuru recalls that in 2018, Joke Silva had revealed that the lifestyles flaunted on social media by celebrities cannot be funded by earnings from acting.
In her words: “Don’t be deceived by what goes on on social media. Obviously, there is something else such actors are doing, perhaps other businesses to shore up their income,” she said.
“The reality is that on the earning capacity of an actor in Nigeria, you cannot have that sort of lifestyle in this economy. Yes, part of our industry is to have glamour but also the other part is to have reality”, she told Genevieve Magazine.