Morayo Afolabi-Brown, who is a TV presenter of popular show “Your Views”, happens to be one of the highlights of Social Media this week. I am an ardent follower of this particular show, because I like how all the presenters are entitled to their different opinions, and how they agree to disagree on various topics. It airs from Monday-Friday on TVC from 9am, and there is always a re-run at night.
Let’s get to why she was bashed extensively this week. Unfortunately, I did not watch this particular episode, but I saw a clip of what caused the uproar. They were discussing on the increasing stories of how daughters are being molested by their fathers.
This was what Morayo said:
I absolutely trust my husband but I won’t take chances and have him bathe my daughter, because whether we like it or not, there is something flying in the air these days and that is encouraging imbalance and immoralities.
She also said:
I actually trust my husband but I’m being careful because people that have experienced this kind of situation, also trusted their husbands and yet, it happened.
What I think about it
Personally, the only thing I think might be wrong with this statement was how she personalized and made mention of her husband, she should have just come from the general point of view. People felt she was indirectly calling her husband a pedophile on National TV, and that is a slap on her husband’s face.
I get where they were coming from, but I felt bad they were attacking the messenger (who might have delivered the message wrongly) and ignoring the message.
Whether we think it is true or not, some fathers are actually molesting their children, trust or no trust. That it didn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened to other people. Those women it happened to, didn’t they trust their husbands?
Most of the people on Twitter and Instagram who said a thing or two about the topic talked as if it is impossible for it happen. Now those who are in the situation might feel very discouraged, because they people don’t even believe a situation like that existed.
These are links of true life stories of young girls molested by their fathers:
A man doesn’t need to bath his child to molest her, if he wants to. It is not wrong for a man to bath his daughter. But if you sense anything wrong, it is your duty to protect your child. I once read somewhere of a woman who noticed her husband’s arousal when he is playing with their female child, she confronted him and he said it was true, that he can’t just help it. I can’t remember how the story ended.
Morayo has apologized to her husband on the same show, saying she didn’t mean it that way. I hope we all let it go too and be extra sensitive when we are involved in matters like this.
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