- South African comedian and television and radio host, Trevor Noah has revealed the reason he is a perfect gentleman towards women.
- The 33-year-old numerous NAACP Image Awards winner said his noble and venerable actions while dealing with women was as a result of the way he was brought up by his mother, Patricia
- He also attributed his honorable attitude to the situation around him when he was younger as it was mostly women that were in positions of authority
Trevor Noah is a 33-year-old actor, comedian and television and radio host.
He began his career with numerous television hosting jobs with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
In 2008, he won second place in the fourth season of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
From '2010 to 2011', Noah was the creator and host of 'Tonight with Trevor Noah' on M-Net and DStv.
And then he made a move to the United States in 2011.
Noah was announced as the host of 'The Daily Show' on September 28, 2015, succeeding the longtime host, John Stewart and is still the host till date with favorable reviews from viewers.
Trevor has always been known to be an active feminist and quite recently, he has given an explanation of the reason.
He explained that it was because of the way he was brought up by his mum and other authoritative figures in his life like his grandma, his school teachers who were all female.
'Without a doubt, that’s because of my mom. My aunt, grandmother. Most of my teachers were female in school. I grew up in a world where authority was female'
Although he has always been respectful towards women, he said he would never have called himself a feminist in the past because he had a misconceived notion that a feminist meant a man-hater but now he knows better.
Speaking further he said,
'When I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘We Should All Be Feminists‘, I was like, “Oh, this is what my mom taught me. This is simple. I don’t understand why everybody is not this'
Trevor said South Africa at the time of his youth was basically held together by females and this influenced his thinking even more.
'The movement in South Africa was held together in large part by women in the country. It’s weird for me when you travel the world you know that everywhere feminism is different, but I grew up in a world that was very matriarchal, and where women were the most dangerous freedom fighters that existed. Nelson Mandela was an icon, but the police in the country were afraid of his wife, Winnie Mandela'
He explained that all these contributed to his current feminist way of life.