National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson Dana Loesch on Thursday suggested that a Nigerian feminist author should return to her own country and worry about genital mutilation instead of calling out sexism in Western culture.
During her weekly appearance on Fox & Friends, Loesch was asked about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s appearance on The Daily Show, where she explained the downside of chivalry.
“I think gestures like holding the door shouldn’t be gender-based,” Adichie said. “I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry. Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting. But we know that really, there are many women who are stronger than many men.”
On Thursday, Loesch suggested that Adichie did not understand chivalry.
“I don’t think she understands quite the concept of chivalry, which was a code of conduct for gentleman,” Loesch said. “With all due respect to [Adichie] — and I’m familiar with her — I think it’s a luxury of third-way feminism to complain about holding doors open for people where her country, Nigeria, it ranks top in the world for female genital mutilation, which I think if far more of a disservice to women and far more suppressive than someone courteously opening the door for someone else.”
“Wow!” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade exclaimed, concluding the segment.
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