Have you watched the movie, Elevator Baby?
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Produced by Niyi Akinmolayan for Anthill studios, Elevator Baby follows the story of Dare (Timini Egbuson), a privileged young man with a fiery temper, who gets stuck in an elevator with a semi-literate pregnant woman (Toyin Abraham).
As she goes into labour in the lift, Dare is left with no choice but to try and save both mother and child.
Elevator Baby was made available on Netflix about two weeks ago and has steered quite the conversation online with the leading question being:
How would you feel if your mother gets back into the dating pool after the death of your dad?
Personally, I wonder why this should even be up for debate or any discussion at all. Shouldn’t the happiness of your mum come first before anything? Maybe not, for some people.
The takes and opinions of some Twitter users, I soon realised, were stemmed deeply in Misogyny (the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women) and Culture.
A culture that constantly puts the feelings of a man or a husband first before the woman/wife even at his death.
Here are some of the comments on twitter about it:
Watching Elevator Baby.
Why are boys/men more likely to be hostile to the idea of their mothers dating/remarrying after their fathers die?
My mom and i talked about popci today and she mentioned missing him telling her she looked good.
I want her to have that again.
— Sandra Ezekwesili (@SEzekwesili) July 11, 2020
Father abandons family and moves to another city. Years later, mother tells her kids she’s found love again and wants to remarry. Her sons oppose, saying she should be contented with her kids. Father comes back. He is welcomed. Mother dies years later. Guess what happens next?
— ULOMA (@ulxma) July 12, 2020
When a man loses his wife, he’s advised to remarry quickly because he needs companionship. Many times, in less than a year, these men remarry & move on. Flip it, a woman loses her hubby, and she’s expected to mourn him forever, and anything less means she killed him.
— 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢 (@Solomon_Buchi) July 12, 2020
Every woman should be free to remarry if their partner dies. They should be free to make their own personal decisions and be happy, irrespective of what society or family members might say.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) July 12, 2020
Imagine the depth of audacity to presume to have control over your mother that you have the guts to order her to never remarry after your father dies.
Your mother is your superior to the end of your life.
Who do you think you are???
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) July 12, 2020
My mom refused to remarry after my dad’s death. I always wanted a daddy because my dad died before I even learnt how to walk. I remember always asking her when she will get married lol. She’s seeing someone now and I always happy to listen to her gist about her boyfriend. 🥰 https://t.co/A6k7ec5NFk
— Gong xi fa cai 🌈 (@AkahPearl) July 12, 2020
Written by Gold Gerry