Minister berates entertainers for indirectly supporting abuse of female body as ‘a s3x object’

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The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has berated Nigerian entertainers (especially in the music industry) for indirectly supporting abuse of female body as a sex object.

Tellen who made the comments in a statement on Tuesday at the launch of the State of the World Population 2021’ report in Abuja knocked entertainers promoting the abuse of women’s bodies.

The minister spoke on the theme, ‘My Body is My Own: Claiming the Right to Autonomy and Self-Determination’ decried the deployment or use of half-naked video vixens to promote music videos.

According to her, such acts like the use of vulgar lyrics in songs, as well as the promotion of half-clad female dancers in their music videos frustrates the Federal government’s efforts to curb the violation of women in the country.

She said; “It is almost disheartening to note that while we are confronting these obstacles to increase advocacy, the entertainment industry which has a large followership of young minds, continues to indirectly support the abuse of the female body as a sex object through vulgar lyrics and employment of female dancers in compromising customs.

“This is indeed unacceptable. I want to use this opportunity to appeal to producers and writers to support us so that together we can ensure that Nigerian society is able to guarantee an environment where girls and women are able to make choices about their bodies without the fear of violence or having someone else decide for them,” Tellen added.

 

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