Photo: Online debate rages over burnt plantain

Photo: Online debate rages over burnt plantain

A social media user, Frank Mandela Bawumia, took to Facebook to vent his frustration at over some pieces of burnt plantain.

Photo: Online debate rages over burnt plantain

According to him, a lady aged between 30 and 25 burnt the plantains while frying them for her boyfriend.

"You are 25-30. See what you fried, and you are in church praying for a man to love you for who you are. May heaven help us all. I rest my case. Still shaking my head," he wrote

It is not clear if the lady in question is Frank's girlfriend, but his post has gone viral on Facebook, with over 1,400 shares, 1,200 like and 400 comments.

It has also sparked an online debate on gender equality.

While many men are of the view that it is compulsory for women to learn how to cook good food in order to make their husbands happy, some women, especially feminists, argue that a woman's place is not in the kitchen.

"When women are challenging the status quo, leading nations, making science and professional conquests etc... We are here concerned about "genetic" ability of women to fry plantain," Ama Opoko-Agyemang, a Facebook user, wrote.

Many men, however, insisted that women must learn how to cook good food.

"...a perfect woman is she who can lead a team to space and come back and make an amazing Jollof with spicy beef and roasted vegetables. Simplicita," Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng said.

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