Popular media personality, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, has urged women to rise up and change the negative perception society has created about them.
She adds that women must hold the fort in rewriting the narrative on feminist stereotypes.
The actress believes this will inherently have a resultant effect on the seemingly negative status quo of societal perceptions of women.
Naa Ashorkor was speaking at the 2021 Obaasima Summit, organized by the Office of the Women’s Commissioner of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council.
The award-winning actress remarked that:
“We are all responsible to change the narrative about the portrayal of women in the media. It is not all bad, but there is so much more we can do…the onus is on us individually to reflect and change where we need to change ‘ourselves’, so that collectively we will see change and not expect that some superpower would change things around for us. It is our individual responsibility.”
Recounted a number of experiences that undermined the progress of her career as a media personality because of her gender, Naa Ashokor stressed that it was necessary for women to be determined to break boundaries.
The actress lauded the Students Representative Council for the organization such a program and pledged her support to subsequent editions.