The era of gender equality has paved the way for redefining what equal and fair means continuously. As we make realizations from past mistakes in this democratic movement, the concept of equity emerges and sets the foundation for fair and just treatment in long term relationships.
With the calls for more egalitarian marriages, Dr. Femi Ogunjinmi joins the ranks of advocates by founding the “National Relationship Equity Day” earmarked every June 24th of the year.
Global relationship coach and expert Dr. Femi is best known for this landmark event geared towards eradicating glaring inequalities in relationships. Through his connections, he has founded a celebration to promote the use of gifts, values, skill sets, and interests in reinventing gender roles for the husbands and wives.
This year, he plans to make the online campaign reach a wider audience by calling more audience to participate. First, Dr. Femi will be posting the badge for the National Relationship Equity Day on June 24th on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For those interested to join, copy, and post the same badge to your personal accounts with #Nationalrelationshipequityday. Anyone can also participate by sharing a cute picture of you and your partner using the same hashtag.
The more exciting part is beyond what’s seen online. Couples are thus encouraged to switch roles for that day with your partner. Whatever tasks assigned or done by a particular gender in your relationship, let the other gender do it on June 24th. Hopefully, this will mainstream the practice of not basing an activity on one’s gender but instead on an individual’s interest, gift, and skillset.
As an expert on relationships, Dr. Femi has helped over 3 million singles and couples to be better in maintaining their love affairs. He has so far done this through various speaking engagements and appearing on popular media sites such as The Word Network, USA Today, FOX News, Rewire, Stylecaster, etc. His robust commitment to this advocacy has led to him being inducted into the World Book of Greatness.
A notable presentation of his expertise is when he lectured on a TEDx conference entitled, “How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You.” Its video now reached millions of views on Youtube. Dr. Femi is also an accomplished writer for the books, “Revelations of Relationship: What You Don’t Know About Finding True Love and Sustaining Relationship”, and “How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You,” his latest released literature.
Dr. Femi draws wisdom from his experience of living in the western and eastern hemispheres of the globe. This gave him a better understanding of the dynamics in relationships, including the issues different couples and individuals face. He has long realized how many homes nowadays struggle with balancing authority and control that has sadly led to the relationship to turn sour. Incessant arguments and fights, financial discrepancies, and even being victims of rape and domestic violence can force couples to take divorce. These misfortunes can be prevented if only husband, wives, or individuals, in general, can understand and appreciate more the difference between equality and equity in relationships.
Relationship equality is having the same amount and degree of control and influence in decision making with the assumption that this set up produces the same outcome regardless of the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. Relationship equity, on the other hand, looks into one’s skill set, gifts, constraints, and experiences as the basis for distributing roles and authority. Gender is not the only reference for respecting what your partner can contribute to improving the relationship. It is anchored on the belief that we should be treating our partner the way we want to be treated. As Dr. Femi differentiates between these two concepts, he endeavors to improve the balance in power relations, child-raising practices, and optimizing the family as one unit.
Finding solutions to discuss personal insecurities and feelings of inferiorities can bring a dramatic change in relations between couples. In turn, parents can be better at guiding their children to be better individuals.