Tag: feminism

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The struggle for gender equality has been a long-drawn-out war being fought on many fronts, from the quite reasonable battle for a pro rata payment basis for thespians of both sexes, to the battle for equal pay to male and female sports stars. The war has taken many twists and turns, in Africa, the battle…

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I‘ve seen men stagger under the weight of oversized burdens. I’ve seen them shrink in the face of unbearable challenges. I’ve seen them whimper or fight tears, depending, imposed on them by the intimidating reality of the lives they actually live. I’ve seen some give up, diminish or even wither before the dreary figures that…

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I would like to give a comprehensive explanation of the pro-choice and pro-life sides of the debate but ultimately, that would take up too much time, so if you don’t know anything about abortion you can do a quick search on both sides of the aisle and come back to read this. The binary nature…

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Good morning to all the brothers who know how to slay in the kitchen! I’ve always been an excellent cook. Proudly! Mum taught me well and I grabbed. Market trips is nothing new; I’ve been doing that since I was a boy. It’s the reason why I can’t be cheated by traders; I’ve learnt the…

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I became aware of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s interview on U.K.’s Channel 4 News on my Twitter feed over the weekend. Promoting her new book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Adichie commented on gender identity, specifically about trans women. “When people talk about “Are trans women women?” my feeling is trans women are trans women.”…

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I wondered a lot about the value of a woman when I was younger because I felt understanding what the value of womanhood is would help me understand what my own value is. I looked to society for answers and only found that the whole notion of womanhood centered around marriage, pleasing and catering to…

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No feminist talk here biko. I bind and cast! I sprinkle vampire water. Maybe lines will be crossed and feminism will come into play but I swear this is just relationship talk. In an African setting. Not “situationships”. Not maga and magee scenarios. Real relationships (whatever that means – the type the guy eventually goes…

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What I’ve learnt in my few years as an adult is not to dictate how you think people should live their lives. You as a person do not have the right to tell someone what they should or shouldn’t be doing with their lives. If you do, the recipient of your ‘life advice’ has every…

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So there is this Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to go down somewhere in Nigeria, sometime in the month of October. From the information I got, 2 “delegates” were needed from a “group” I belong to. And these two to participate have to be female. On seeing that piece of information, I immediately made a flippant…

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Like clockwork, every week, a Nigerian man on twitter will tweet these words; “Cooking is a woman’s job. My wife must cook. I don’t care if she works 5am to 11:59pm, she will come back home and cook. When she is not mad.”  Or something along that line, and twitter Nigeria will go berserk for…

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“If any boy/man walks up to you, tell him ‘Get thee behind me Satan” (My mother to me, when I was 13. Now she hounds me for a husband. I still love her though.) Get thee behind me? It’s not everyday I get to hear that I’m beautiful, even if it is a half-hearted and…