In what seems to have become a habit among Western culture, married folks have shown no regard for their partner’s property (their body). From Kim Kardashian posing nude on the covers of different magazines with her husband Kanye West’s blessing to Chrissy Teigen posting “nudish” photos of her with the blessing of her husband John Legend. These “role models” have continued to set a bad example to our ladies and that’s what this article is setting out to address.
The body of a woman is her man’s biggest asset according to African tradition and must be protected from the public at all costs. So when one Nigeria
nudist artist with the name Maheeda who claims to be married begins a public show of her body then something is definitely wrong somewhere.
In Africa, the respect a woman has for her man is directly proportional to the amount of flesh she displays to the public. A real African man in his right senses would frown at the sight of his wife displaying his property to everybody with eyes. I remember vividly the joke about a married woman who received a box filled with undies from her husband as her birthday gift. She was elated at the sight of the expensive lady briefs but her joy was short-lived when she realized that all twelve undies were of the same color and design. She screamed “but honey, these undies are the same color and design, people will think I am wearing the same pant everyday”. The shocked man replied “who are the people that notice the type of undies you wear?”. She was speechless.
My innocent eyes have been inundated/flabbergasted/besieged/overwhelmed with the sight of ladies in relationships and even married women displaying their assets like its no man’s business. Yes, its a man’s business: your man. Most “show flesh” without the knowledge of their spouses and to me, its disrespectful to a man to display his property like second grade clothes on the floor of a market. Even if your man isn’t “sane” enough to demand some privacy for his “commodities” then I’m sure you are aware that the Bible asked in 1 Corinthians 6:19 “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”. The Quran also forbids people (especially women) from “showing flesh” because it is immodest and contrary to the principles of Islam. The Quran clearly admonishes Muslim women to dress modestly and cover their breasts and genitals and states in Al-Ahzab 33:59 “…Tell your wives and your daughters, and the believing women, to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies. That will be better that they should be known (as respectable woman).”
The Bible and the Quran clearly take a united stand on the issue of nudity so who are we to let Western culture erode our believes and make nudity fashionable? God forbid.
As for the ladies in question, if you evaluate your importance and rate your beauty according to your body and you display flesh to be “sexy and beautiful”, then as I said earlier, something is wrong somewhere. Where have you seen important and highly valued personalities showing flesh irresponsibly? Does Oprah Winfrey or Hillary Clinton walk about with skirts that have slits closer to their undies than to the ground? What of Dr. Dora Akunyili of blessed memory, was she seen in micro mini skirts or tops that seem like her breasts want to pop out and say hello?
Let’s bring it closer to home, have you seen the wives of your Pastor dress like a club girl or displaying cleavage or seductive dresses on her display picture on BBM or on Instagram?
Comon ladies, remember a wise man values a woman with brains while a weak man gets attracted by flesh. Your body might be successful in getting a man but its what you have upstairs that will keep him for life. Work on empowering your self not exposing your body.
As my teacher in Primary school used to say, “the way you dress is the way you will be addressed”.
Let’s say NO to public nudity. Period.
mic pen and walks away to loud applause*
- If you happen to be reading this from Zulu land where ladies walk around topless, then nudity is your calling. Carry on.
- For those that will argue against the view of this writer on gender equality under the misguided notion that the writer should not focus his distaste for nudity on just women alone but also men. This writer wishes to assure you that any man seen dressing nude/nudish/showing flesh in public is not being fashionable but actually mad. Please report to the nearest police station or psychiatric ward near you. Thanks.
- For those that argue against this writer’s view on the premise that it is a woman’s body and she should do whatever she pleases with it should repent and give their life to Christ. He is coming soon.