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AW Gist : The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

AW Gist :   The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

Happy New Year, Welcome to 2020. We are excited to have y’all here with us and we promise to get you engaged in topics that will trigger conversations tending towards growth for women and girls in Nigeria, Africa.   This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is […]

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 […]

Are We Men This Bad?

Kai! Who will save the marriage institution from collapse? I recently joined some married women on Whatsapp for discussions on what men want. I was invited by the groups administrator, at first, I declined the invitation as I was reluctant to discuss the topic knowing fully well that men’s needs or wants are relative. I […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Hanging Out With ‘Seenagers’.

LOUD WHISPERS: Hanging Out With ‘Seenagers’.

Last week I was in Liberia for four days, to attend some events put together to bid farewell to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. I was initially reluctant to go to Liberia, because I had just returned from the US and was looking forward to getting some work done. The emails and WhatsApp messages kept coming from […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Five Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

LOUD WHISPERS: Five Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

There is always so much bad news locally and internationally, one cannot help but be jaded by it all. Everyday there is someone who has been murdered, raped, kidnapped. Money has been looted (with looters conveniently not found or walking free), accidents happen on death traps which pass for roads, people waste away due to […]

Women Are Their Own Worst Enemy: Ten Ways To Prove This Saying Wrong

Women Are Their Own Worst Enemy: Ten Ways To Prove This Saying Wrong

Last week  I was a Guest Speaker at a workshop in  Abuja on Women and Youth in Political Participation. During the discussions that followed, there was a consistent reference to the saying ‘Women are their own worst enemies’, echoed by both male and female participants. From my own experience, I can argue both sides of […]

In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

In Brazil, Women Are Fighting Against The Sexist Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff

When she was president, Dilma Rousseff’s administration did not always generate solidarity between feminists. There was often a marked line between those who tried to work with her government on developing better public policies and those who rejected her administration, citing the lack of advances in reproductive rights, in the political sphere and in education […]

We All Pay #TheFemaleTax Just for Being Women

We All Pay #TheFemaleTax Just for Being Women

We pay a price for being a woman in the world. Earlier this week, on Equal Pay Day, many of us noted the financial burden we carry because of gendered business practices and policies. But the price we pay for being women is more than just financial: it’s emotional, physical, and intellectual. As we at […]

Why Feminists Should Argue Over Kim Kardashian’s Selfie

Why Feminists Should Argue Over Kim Kardashian’s Selfie

Last week in your social media feed, along with photos of Justin Trudeau hugging pandas (and Barack Obama), you may have come across a naked selfie of Kim Kardashian. Last Monday, the woman best known for her reality show and beautiful butt, posted a photo to Instagram of her hourglass figure strategically covered by black […]

The Whole World Still Needs Feminism

The Whole World Still Needs Feminism

March 8 was International Women’s Day, which means the burning question on Twitter was naturally: Why isn’t there an International Men’s Day? (Actually, there is: It’s November 19.) Last year, China celebrated by arresting five feminist activists who were protesting sexual harassment. This year, Turkish police celebrated by attacking a feminist rally with rubber bullets. […]

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