Tag: patriarchy

Op-Ed EditorMay 30, 2020

“It’s a Mense World:” When should Men shut up?

by Toluwanimi Onakoya There is a discussion panel of five men. Can you guess the topic of discussion? Economic recession? ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 9, 2019

#BBNaija 2019: Here are the 3 times sexual harassment was perpetuated by male housemates

Big Brother Naija has always been an interesting snapshot of how gender plays out in the society – the reinforcement ...

tosin adesinaSeptember 20, 2018

Wizkid, Africa and its flawed patriarchy system

One of Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid‘s baby mamas, Oluwanishola Ogudu has added her voice to the rumours that the singer has ...

EzinneDecember 28, 2017

The Thread: This is why Nigerian men are intimidated by financially independent women

Patriarchy is still a thing in Nigeria, it will probably take a lot to dismantle the misguided mentalities that come ...

EzinneNovember 23, 2017

The Thread: “I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual harassment allegations” | When feminism goes wrong

Teen Vogue Columnist Emily Linden, who’s also the founder of the Unslut project went on a rampage yesterday. She effectively ...

EzinneOctober 10, 2017

The Thread: “Drivers and cooks can molest your children” | Why housewives should be valued more

Last week, Pastor Funke Felix-Adejumo’s viral video made the rounds on Twitter Nigeria again. A number of people took exception ...

EzinneOctober 5, 2017

The Thread: “I will rubbish gender equality for the D” | TwitterNG serves Tiwa Savage to the Sharks

Tiwa Savage has set TwitterNG on fire again. Over a year ago (April 2016), the Mavin singer’s marriage issues went ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 29, 2017

The Thread: “Guy your preeq no dey work?” and everything else you say and do to promote the rape culture

Misogyny is so pervasive, it is quite the cultural phenomenon in these parts. It is the what fires the rape ...

EditorJuly 24, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Uganda’s youth minister thinks men abandoning their families is the fault of women

The thing about how pervasive and insidious patriarchy is, is that it absolves men of everything, even the most fundamental ...

EzinneJuly 18, 2017

The Thread: Interracial relationships are mostly power plays

While Nigeria may struggle with tribalism and nepotism, on the other side of the Atlantic, the nagging issue is racism, ...

EzinneMay 26, 2017

Opinion: I’m a HIV positive woman and I still have sex

by Mary Ero   It is amazing how sex is a relatively taboo topic among PLWHA (or at least seems ...

Op-ed EditorMay 23, 2017

The Thread: How to be the perfect Nigerian wife

Are you finding it difficult to hook yourself a man? Or have you got yourself the man, the ring and ...

Op-ed EditorMay 12, 2017

The Thread: “Piece of shit” “Men are taught to be trash” | Twitter NG divides into fiery camps over domestic violence

The conversation on Twitter since yesterday has been fixated on sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence- and in particular who ...

Op-ed EditorMay 11, 2017

Opinion: How African parents teach girls to be gender slaves

by Nimi Princewill African parenting culture doesn’t exactly seem to be bosom friends with the feminine gender. A girl child ...

Op-ed EditorMay 11, 2017

Olusegun Adeniyi: Of Chibok girls and Falomo boys

by Olusegun Adeniyi In April 2014, Nigerians were confronted with a monumental tragedy when 276 female students were abducted from ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 21, 2017

Opinion: Male child preference and the evil of gender-selective abortions

by Nimi Princewill Top of the wish list of most ‘expecting’ first-time mums, as required or demanded by their husbands, ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 18, 2017

Opinion: My bold act for change- Confronting gender stereotypes

  by Edem Andah – Ossai Sometime in 2015, while completing a post-graduate programme at the University of Ibadan, I ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 17, 2017

Opinion: Big talks, jamborees and conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017

  by Opeyemi Oriniowo   The 2017 international women’s day (IWD) celebration has come and gone but not without leaving ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 22, 2017

The Thread: When sexism puts you in trouble

Patriarchy in Nigeria has filtered down into everything- especially the attitude of a man when he is talking to a ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 23, 2017

The Thread: Is this so called comedian actually justifying rape?

There is a multitude of ludicrous things one comes across on the internet, but this takes the cake. What’s doubly vexing ...

ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Are women really their own worst enemies?

It is interesting how religion and culture are often brought up when the rights and sexualities of women are being ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 17, 2017

The Thread: Want to know? This is why women cannot use tissue during menstruation

There’s been a debate on Twitter as to the health priority of condoms over sanitary pads. Those of the male ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 17, 2017

The Thread: The tweet that turned some Nigerian men into bozos

Recession is certainly not just a word, as can be evidenced by the rising cost of goods. From Indomie to ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2017

Fiction: The woman she married

Mama loves Papa. It is the only rational thing – short of God designed – that can substantiate their relationship ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2016

The Thread: What will happen to marriage if women were richer?

Asking questions about marriage and how fragile men’s egos become when their wives are more successful than they are is ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Eketi Edima Ette: International interviews versus Nigerian interviews

by Eketi Edima Ette Interview on BBC. My name is Adam Greene and this is Focus on Africa, on the ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 24, 2016

The Thread: These sexual harassment stories will leave you weak with fury

I’ve said this before: Nigerian streets are not safe -morning, noon or night. Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, wherever, the stories of sexual harassment ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 14, 2016

Dinner dates: Who picks the tab?

Ladies and gents, is this at all do-able in Nigeria, or is this a western world thing? See details below: ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 13, 2016

The Thread: Don’t make yourself smaller for any man

Nigeria is patriarchy-central. On any given day, any random person will give you advice on how to talk to a ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 12, 2016

Ifeoluwa Adedeji: Radically speaking [NEW VOICES]

by Ifeoluwa Adedeji The feminist movement has acquired so much importance globally, owing largely to the work of popular women who ...

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