Ace TV station Gifty Anti said it would not respond to Ministry of Education spokesperson Mr Kwesi Kwarteng and other social media critics over its views on feminism.
According to the outspoken feminist, even though she is passionate about empowering women, she won’t respond to her criticisms on social media.
Speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Paa Kwesi Schandorf on Wednesday, she insisted she stands by her assertion that men fear women in power, but will not respond to criticism on social media.
“I’m sure you’ve read the story [and] you listened to the tape.
I will not respond to anyone who attacks me on social media. If I want, I will go there and do it. But if you as a very good journalist, an experienced person, have questions for me, I will answer them. But I won’t react to anything anyone says about me on social media,” she said.
She added “This gentleman [Kwasi Kwarteng] is not the only one to have reacted. Lots of other guys have done it and some women too. So I will not respond to this gentleman.
Even if the president had written this on social media, I would not have answered any interviews. People hide behind social media and say all kinds of things.”
Gifty Anti’s comments were in reaction to a Facebook post by Ministry of Education spokesperson Kwasi Kwarteng who accused him of destroying young women who listened to his sermons on feminism in the past.
According to him, many women who heeded his advice on female empowerment started unhealthy competitions with men that caused their homes and marriages to crumble.
In his Wednesday post, he said the former news anchor had inspired his followers to avoid marriage and focus on their careers. and then do the opposite.
According to him, this constitutes a “betrayal” which she must correct by teaching women to balance their professional aspirations with other vital aspects of their lives.
“This is what you did and destroyed the identity of many young women who followed you religiously but blindly.
“Unfortunately, you have reduced life to a competition between men and women. In your attempt to help young women find their identity, you have wrongly created the impression that the only thing they need in this world is their careers and that life is about how they can be better than men,” he said.
Mr. Kwarteng continued: “Young women were told that the only important variable needed for their development was their career and nothing else. Today you betrayed the very principles you stood for.
“I wish you have the courage to re-educate them that a well-balanced aggregation of family, marriage and career is equally vital to a person’s identity. And that they can still rise to the top. without seeing men as their competitors”.
“Emphasizing career on the altar of others has proven to be consequently unsatisfying, especially in a world where our identity is largely corporate and shaped by society,” concluded Kwasi Kwarteng.
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