Professor Esi Sutherland-Addy, a Ghanaian academician, writer, educationist, and human rights activist has described herself as a feminist.
“I am a feminist because I believe that women should have rights and also responsibilities and that these should be highlighted so that women can play the best role that they can and also that wherever women’s voices are, those voices should be promoted,” Prof Sutherland-Addy told Benjamin Akakpo on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Monday, 29 April 2019.
“So, if you look at my research work, for example, even though my research work, one part is in policy and the other part is in literature, my literary work, a lot of it is about women writers, women singers and women poets. So, I’ve done a lot of work on women and promoting the voices of women so that they can be heard and they can be seen. So, yes, I am and I don’t have any problem talking about that,” the former Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism added.
Prof Sutherland-Addy said she believes that men and women should work together for the good of society, but if women have to take the lead and bring the men along to work with them, then they should do that.
She noted that being a feminist does not mean she is anti-men but rather pro-women.