Screen star, Mercy Aigbe is in pains and she has bared her mind.
She said; “Our mothers brought us up, as women, to take whatever our partners do to us. They tell us to take it because we want to remain in a man’s house. To me, it is not an achievement.”
“Let’s just say as it is marriage is overrated. It takes two people to make it work: it’s not just about the women. But everybody keeps heaping all the responsibilities on the woman. That shouldn’t be.”
“I have been through domestic violence and I came out strong. I would love to see the end of domestic violence in society. It wasn’t easy for me because society always shames one.”
“Everybody believes if one is experiencing domestic violence, one has to be patient as a woman and take it all to remain in one’s husband’s house.”
“A lot of people have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. And religion is not helping. An assaulted woman could go to her pastor and the cleric would say, ‘Oh madam, you need to keep praying’. Is it until she loses her life?”