Tag: feminism

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Chimamanda Adichie: “Dear Ijeawele, or a femininst manifesto in fifteen suggestions”

by Chimamanda Adichie Dear Ijeawele, What joy. And what lovely names: Chizalum Adaora. She is so beautiful. Only a day ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Harmony Levin: Balancing up on feminism – the Naija perspective [NEXT]

by Harmony Levin “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all ...

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Isime EseneOctober 10, 2016

YNaija Editorial: Ending the culture of silence on sexual violence

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis – Dante Alighieri ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

The Thread: What’s Twitter feminism good for? Absolutely everything!

We love it when events on Twitter culminate in learning moments. Following the brouhaha (who uses that word?) about Izien, over a ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Ezinne Ajoku: These mad streets [NEW VOICES]

I’m paranoid about Nigerian streets, no matter the state or area, and no matter the time of day. After all, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 6, 2016

The Thread: ‘Your body na gold…?’ and other silly things men say

We promise, this is not a men bashing article. What it is a woman venting her frustrations at cultural cliches ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 3, 2016

Opinion: How to be a respected female in Nigeria

by Ololade Ajekigbe For the purpose of this article, let me quickly clarify that in this context, female refers to a ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2016

Chioma Nnani: Stop blaming feminism

It’s like the newest way to bash feminism is for some frustrated woman who f__ked up her life, to start ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2016

Eketi Edima Ette: What women face in this country is just… a bag of abominations

by Eketi Edima Ette Sometime in 2014, I had a week-long program to attend in Port Harcourt. I called ahead ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 2, 2016

5 things we learned from Funmi Iyanda’s drive to ‘destroy patriarchy’

by Ezinne Ajoku Funmi Iyanda is on a drive to dismantle patriarchy, stone by stone, brick by brick, armed with ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 11, 2016

The Thread: Do you agree when Chimamanda says women of today are less progressive than their mothers

It is ten years since Chimamanda Adichie’s first book, Half of a Yellow Sun, was released to critical acclaim. Last ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 10, 2016

5 reasons why feminism is ‘bad business’ in Nigeria

by Toluwalope Omoyeni The concept of Feminism is quite simple. It’s the advocacy that seeks to bridge the gap between ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 9, 2016

Opinion: About Pastor Adeboye; eating is hearing and cooking is speaking

by Lakin’ Goodluck The things we make the crux of our debates in this generation are truly quite puzzling. So a ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 22, 2016

Opinion: Why must I conform to these standards?

by Ayodotun Rotimi Akinfenwa As human existence has evolved through the centuries, our thinking and lifestyles have followed suit. We have ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 2, 2016

Adeiye Temitope: The woman-killer and her beautiful exit (POETRY)

Warm blood gushing out, running over one’s palms felt good. That was her first thought as she plunged the knife ...

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Mallam YeroSeptember 11, 2015

The worst tweets of the week (11.09.15)

Another week and another batch of utterly stupid tweets. Like, absolutely stupid. 1. Those annoying feminists Meet today’s contestant in ...

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SugabellySeptember 1, 2015

21st century feminism: A wrong perception of equality

“With every big, historical movement comes the danger that we will swing too far to the other extreme, tipping the balance ...

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Mallam YeroSeptember 1, 2015

Does feminism preach gender equality or women’s rights?

Next week, I will sit in a bus that is speeding along the tarred road. The trees will hurry past ...

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Janeth JAugust 26, 2015

Being a feminist could cost you your life in Mexico

Feminism is not an agreeable concept everywhere, being a feminist could make one lose her life, at least such is ...

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Janeth JAugust 24, 2015

No, Mr Oyedepo, women’s liberation hasn’t led to divorces

So, we are back to this discussion of feminism and the society. With the high rise of women standing up ...

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Mallam YeroAugust 20, 2015

Gender Equality, Digital Media & Crisis Management: What brands can learn from Access Bank

“My version of feminism means acknowledging that women have and continue to have gotten the bad end of things, politically ...

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Seyi AlbertJuly 31, 2015

I tried, but I STILL do not get feminism

I have to inform you ahead about two things, One:I have a ‘disjointed thought process’ (My test result is not ...

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Mallam YeroJuly 30, 2015

Sugabelly, feminism, and terrible rebuttals – a counterpoint to a counterpoint

The man who pays my salary, Chude Jideonwo, believes no voice should be silenced. It’s a very laudable position and ...

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Mallam YeroJuly 29, 2015

Sugabelly, inane feminism, and the question of violence – a counterpoint

Words by Akintoye Abdulraheem Yesterday, in an unprecedented display of animosity towards men, Sugabelly wrote an article in which she ...

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SugabellyJuly 28, 2015

Why aren’t Nigerian women bloodthirstier?

Last week, in an unprecedented display of ignorance, Cheta Nwanze posted a string of thoroughly disturbing tweets about feminism among ...

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SugabellyJuly 23, 2015

No Cheta, the feminist movement has NOT gone off the rails

Funny how a man who will always be the beneficiary of patriarchy boldly declares feminism has lost the plot.   ...

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UgoTalksAlotJuly 21, 2015

Opinion: My struggle understanding feminism

It wasn’t till I watched Chimamanda Adichie’s Lets All Be Feminists Ted Talks that I had any cause to give feminism ...

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OluwapelumiJuly 2, 2015

#BeingFemaleInNigeria: A woman never wins

by Toyosi Elizabeth Temitope WARNING: This is not a fancy piece of literature. This is an enjambment of my thoughts on ...

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Mallam YeroJune 13, 2015

Feminism confuses Nigerian man on the internet…again

Whenever the topic of “feminism” gets on the Twitter, it’s best to log out and pick up a hobby. Knitting ...

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Ada IgboanugoMarch 15, 2015

We don’t do race in Nigeria, we do ethnicity… a lot || Chimamanda Adichie speaks exclusively to Vogue

by Chinwe Okafor Chimamanda Adichie spoke exclusively to Vogue recently about a lot of things such as feminism and racism ...

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