Countless!, the number of enraged Ghanaians who have ‘bashed’ actress and model Moesha Boduong, following her ‘sex for cash’ comments on CNN’s ‘Sex and Love Around the World series’.
Moesha in an interview with CNN’s Christine Amanpour said that Ghana’s economy is such that a woman needs someone to take care of her because they cannot make enough money as it is without the intervention of these men, a comment that obviously struck a wrong nerve for many Ghanaians.
Touching on the subject with ‘Good Evening Ghana’ show host, Paul Adom Otchere, a Ghanaian student in Cyprus, Eduak Emmanuel disagreed with Moesha’s comments suggesting that a woman cannot necessarily refuse to offer sex to her ‘sponsor’ when he demands for fear that he may think she is cheating. She insists, that unless the individual involved is a child who is not in their right thinking sense, she sees no reason why a mature adult will insist on having sex with a woman when she is not up for it for one reason or the other.
“When she said that part that you can’t say no, I’m like are you dating children or infants who don’t have sense?”
“That I do not agree with, if you are dating someone or you are with someone and is taking care of you and you tell him, ‘hey today I don’t wanna have sex’ and he has a problem with that, that’s not a relationship, that’s abuse because no matter what, even if someone is paying your rent, your fees, your whole generation’s life, everything, you are still the owner of your body so nobody can come and tell you ‘today you are going to sleep with me’, that’s completely wrong”
“It’s not by force, if somebody wants to take care of you, they are taking care of you, it’s not because of what you do and if they start to give you terms like if you don’t do this, I won’t do this, let them go, there are a thousand and one men in this world, if this one won’t take care of you, the next one will”, she said.
She however maintained that she sees no wrong in the comments Moesha made. For her,
“Moesha is being truthful, you people want the truth all the time, if people lie to you, you go online, ou call them hypocrites, if they tell you the truth, you go online, you call them this, what do you want from them? You had the opportunity to be real with Christiane, she’s gone there to say the economy is bad, cost of living is high, which are all facts, if you don’t want them saying this, fix the problem”.
“I don’t feel like she is wrong because indeed in Ghana before you get a rent, you have to pay 2 years in advance, and for example, If I finish the university and I don’t have a job, how do I get the money to pay for that?“