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Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie slams men who open doors for women - 7 months ago, 14 June 14:23

By: Esther Muchene

Just when we thought chivalry was slowly making a comeback, popular Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie has thrown a scanner into the works.

Speaking to Trevor Noah on ‘The Daily Show’ , Adichie said that she believes that opening of doors should not be gender-based.

‘’I think gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based. I think it’s a lovely thing to hold the door but we should hold the door for everyone. Like, I hold the door for men and women. And so I think the idea of someone holding the door for a woman because she’s a woman...I have trouble with it. 

“I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry. Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting. But we know that really, there are many women who ...
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