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Age Gives West African Women More Autonomy And Power

Age Gives West African Women More Autonomy And Power

Several studies, covering about 58 countries across the world, found that as women get older they are more able to make decisions independently of men. But scholars have struggled to pin down explanations for this age dividend – why are women given more independence the older they get? We wanted to know what the reasons may be. In a recent […]

Age Privilege In The African Feminist Movement

Age Privilege In The African Feminist Movement

Deference for our elders is culturally ingrained in us as a sign of deep respect for those who are older or have status in our communities. This young African feminist questions whether this trait is harmful to the movements that women have built up over so many difficult years. I grew up the youngest in […]

The 5 Types Of Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Late 20s And Early 30s

The 5 Types Of Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Late 20s And Early 30s

“True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.” – Nicole Ritchie Coming of age and navigating the tumultuous waters of adulthood, I was a big fan of the TV show “Sex and the city” as my friends and I looked to the show for advice on how to model our lives in […]

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

In revisiting this theme, it became glaringly obvious that I left some things off the “what not to wear” list. Bitterness — When you are bitter, then you get lip lines. You know those lines. The lines that makes your lipstick bleed up onto your face. When you are bitter, you make a face that […]

What Not to Wear After Age 50: The Final Say

Google ‘what not to wear after age 50’ and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old ass body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘no-no’ article, you need to remember you are writing for over 50 women, not preschoolers. I […]