Ours is a society where we look upon a young unmarried lady as though she’s suffering from a vile disease just because she’s not married.
A lady over the age of thirty soon becomes the butt of ridicule, accusations and meddling, by those around her just because she is yet to have the title “Mrs.” attached to her name. The pressure instilled by the society is insane that it’s enough to drive one to the pit of frustration.
Recently it has been reported that a 40 year old Nigerian ladyended her own life by deliberately ingesting a poisonous substance after being repeatedly pressured and taunted by her paternal family over the issue of marriage
According to a Facebook user, Seun Obajolu, who took to her page to share sad news of the unnamed single lady, the said lady was over 40 and had a Master’s Degree.
‘I am upset and emotional! Just heard of a single sis above 40 who poisoned herself due to parental pressure. She had a Master’s Degree?’
Such a sad tale. What are your thoughts on the pressure single and successful ladies pass through just because they find themselves in a society that places much emphasis that marriage is the beginning and end of life?
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