Tag: patriarchy

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 as a member and lead vocalist in the band “Plantashun…

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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. "Words have meaning" is a common phrase you hear when…

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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 spirituality and disability - is both a labour of love…

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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, it has always been blighted by a dark side: cyber…

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#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 Festival in Benin City tagged Edo 2020. In relation to…

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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. This week, find below some of the tweets we saw…

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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 old and newly curious about resemblance. To my 10 year-old…

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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 the diversity of being. Violence is aplenty, yes, not peace,…

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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 overall well-being – particularly as regards to their sense of…

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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 who has been on that strangely thrilling corner of the…

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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 inappropriate. The game-changing move by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan…

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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 older generation have accused them to be. A lot of…

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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 has grown into common parlance and popular culture. Once you…

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“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? Investment Policies? Aeronautical Engineering? Well, you guessed wrong. The topic…

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#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 of gender roles and sexism, where a male housemate considers…

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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 continually failed to carry out the co-parenting responsibilities of their…

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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 with it- like the dynamics of women earning more than…

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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 said she did not care that innocent men suffer consequences…

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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 to it, saying she was bashing professionals who endure the…

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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 viral after her husband slammed her on Instagram and proceeded…

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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 culture juicy spoke about earlier. Wole Odeleye has a word…

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[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 responsibilities, provided there is a way to make that the…

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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, whether benign, covert or in your face. Is Love Racist?…

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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 to be). Considering most of us acquired the disease through…

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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 the idyllic house on the Island yet still find it…

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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 bears the brunt of sexual abuse and violence more. It…

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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 in Africa is widely considered a future property of her…

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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 the premises of Government Secondary School, Chibok by Boko Haram…

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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, extended family or society (whether verbally requested or emotionally concealed),…

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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 witnessed a heated exchange between a young man and a…

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