Tag: patriarchy

Joshua OnonoseAugust 10, 2022

Tuface and his Baby Mamas: An Inquisition into Nigeria’s Patriarchal System

About Tuface Idibia Innocent “Tuface” Idibia is a name that’s synonymous with African music royalty. He first rose to fame ...

Ado AminuJune 8, 2021

We can learn a thing or two about slut-shaming from Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay

There is power in language we often fail to recognise because of how easily language seems to come to us. ...

Ado AminuMay 29, 2021

Gender roles, Sharia in South West, Demolition respectability | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

The task of documenting the trajectory of conversation on non-binary issues – sexuality, gender, mental and emotional health, faith and ...

Bernard DayoApril 12, 2021

The cyber harassment of women won’t stop because it’s rooted in patriarchy

While today’s world of social media has made communication easier, with a proliferation of platforms meeting different needs and purposes, ...

Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

#Edo2020: 8 Months pregnant Gold medalist being under scrutiny raises many questions

A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete, Aminat Idrees, has won Taekwondo gold medal following her victory at the ongoing National Sports ...

Ado AminuMarch 14, 2021

Benevolent patriarchy, sexual assault | Non-binary tweets we saw this week on Nigeria Twitter

As public discourse in Nigeria continues to find its way to topics hitherto considered taboo, we continue to document it. ...

Ado AminuFebruary 2, 2021

Paternity Fraud: Nigerian men are worried about the wrong things

The first time I learnt about paternity fraud was in a playful conversation with my mother. I was 10 years ...

Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

Threat of murder, everyday misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

Nigeria’s small but richly vibrant corner of Twitter is not the place anyone will go to for nuanced conversation about ...

Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

3 Nigerian men open up about feeling unlovable when they are broke

The designation of men as ‘providers’ is as old as human civilisation, and while the cost of this on men’s ...

Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

Here’s why more men channelling their energy rightly will benefit boys

“If it was a girl that was raped now, feminists will be all over this trend,” is a phrase anyone ...

Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

Duchess of Sussex opening up about her miscarriage could be the license women need to tell their stories

Women have consistently held back from sharing their stories of loss and grief for fear that it will come off ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 14, 2020

The patriarchy may just be trying to erase the role Nigerian women have played in the #EndSWAT protest

by Adewale Alabi The #EndSARS nationwide protest has shown that Nigerian youth are not the docile bunch some of the ...

Michael IsaacSeptember 22, 2020

Patriarchy FC | Sexist jokes about women is another display of ignorance

Patriarchy was not something men were even supposed to believe in, let alone dilate upon with relish. But, the word ...

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 ...

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