Simplistic, sexist, or spot-on, there is always something consoling about old saws that still have sharp teeth. This one reminded me of the old American saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Setting aside the rapturous outrage ... well, how about it? I know I would love not to cook.He's one of Nigeria's most influential and well-respected pastors in a country that is fervently religious, so when Pastor Enoch Adeboye speaks, people listen. Although sometimes a little later than intended.In the past few days a YouTube video (which was posted over a year ago) has set digital tongues wagging. It began as a simple sermon from the pastor advising young people on marriage. But one line sparked a social media fire.
"Don't marry a woman who can't cook," Pastor Adeboye said to rapturous applause. "A girl who cannot cook will not be a good wife."
He went on to issue his decrees for those on the hunt for a husband too.
"Don't marry a man who has no job…A man is to provide for the house, not the other way around."