One FM’s Naomi Ng’ang’a Takes A Jab At Njoki Chege

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Daily Nation’s controversial columnist, Njoki Chege recently
attacked ‘fat’ women mercilessly in her Saturday’s  article dubbed ‘’ Fat Women, Lets Tackle This Elephant In The Room .’’
Njoki Chege had nothing to hide when she claimed that plus
size women are fat because they are lethargic and gluttonous.
Naomi Ng’ang’a who is affected directly since she is plus
size decided to respond to her. Here is what she wrote:
SAVE THE ELEPHANTS: MY
TAKE ON NJOKI CHEGE’S ARTICLE “Fat Women, Let’s Tackle This Elephant in
the Room” The thing i have come to realize about Njoki Chege is that she
has an ability to intertwine truth with insult and make two things that have no
relation with each other appear to have relation. The danger of such writing
prowess being given a platform as powerful as a national article, is it shapes
opinion. Insult and attack on something one has no biological control over
should never be given the chance to shape opinion and promotes streotyping.
Biology is at play here. Size 8 women do not constitute the epitome of
healthiness. This is the thing, you can be size 8 and out of shape. You can
have high cholestrol, be exposed to health issues at that size. So while its
true that bad eating habits are dangerous, it is not true that this is unique
to plus size women. The article is senseless. I’m immensely disappointed. There
are many families suffering, people struggling with self esteem issues, and rather
than resolve this, she chooses to attack. There is no room for a plus size
woman to be healthy and whole? Some of us can never be size 8, does that doom
us? Chege should take into account the already steep plight of the woman to be
accepted as enough with the immense pressure that already come from society to
look, dress, walk, and talk a certain way. Its about time she started being
more sensitive towards peoples needs in her writing. It may require more
creativity than bashing but in sure it would take her writing to the next level
and help her think a little more. And hopefully become a better person.

1 COMMENT

  1. My opinion is that this Njoki…..has a lot to learn when it comes to writing.A seasoned writer always has a balanced outlook on the subject matter. Furthermore she seems to have personal insecurities and complexes. I rest my case.

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