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Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria’s women out-kick the men

In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani blows her vuvuzela for Nigeria’s Super Falcons. Last week, Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, secured a place in the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon later this year. Three weeks ago, their […]

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Feminism invites us to call our power back. To advocate effectively for all women, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves. For many women, this is not something that comes naturally in everyday life. For the big stuff, we’re all in. Pay equity, non-violence, ending discrimination — totally. But when it comes to the […]

Why the feminist movement still has a long way to go

Why the feminist movement still has a long way to go

The feminist movement is so 1970s — tired and completely unnecessary for women of today. This was seemingly the takeaway from February news stories of social gaffes by Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright while campaigning for Hillary Clinton: Women have choices and equal rights, and so there is no need for feminism anymore. How I wish that were true. […]

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

Breaking news: Having a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president. That’s the message rapper Killer Mike, quoting feminist Jane Elliott, sent to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders when Killer Mike said, to great applause, “A uterus doesn’t qualify to you to be president of the United States.” To which students of […]

Why gender feminism is not about equality

Why gender feminism is not about equality

I often tell people off for saying “oh, I hate feminists.” “Feminists really ruin feminism.” “I don’t call myself a feminist, I’m a humanist.” I am a feminist. I am definitely a feminist. I believe that all humans should have equal rights and opportunities. Therefore, I am a feminist. But there is a reason for […]

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