Tag: patriarchy

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Op-ed EditorNovember 10, 2016

Who says men don’t cry?

by Aniefiok Udoabasi It is a lie to say men don’t cry. It is a lie told to boys again ...

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RoqeebahNovember 9, 2016

#AmericaDecides: Florida and everything you missed overnight

There was a fun conversation here within the YNaija editorial team on Monday morning. We had joked about Florida (calling ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 8, 2016

Omar-Farouq Edu: Woman [NEW VOICES]

by Omar-Farouq Edu A trophy is made of metal and I want you to imagine your body as a trophy. ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2016

The Thread: This is why some women do not contribute to the family purse

Gender roles are a source of contention for a number of reasons: culture, upbringing, patriarchy, or religious beliefs. One of ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 3, 2016

The woman in the other room

by Olufemi Babalogbon When she is raped, it’s for nudity No judgment for the villain himself She gets pregnant in ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 3, 2016

The Thread: Is this a case of female entitlement?

Whilst Malak (@mangoes_marxism) was advising ladies to discard double standards in relationships, @ _Alexis T had an altogether different concern, and was ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2016

The Thread: Women, hold men to the same standards to which you hold yourself

This mini lecture by Malak (@mangoes_marxism) is one worth reading and chewing over. In most parts of the world, particularly ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2016

Thou shall not live | A woman’s guide to avoiding rape

by Ogechi Nwobia Sometime last year, I was wrapping up work for the day when an ex hit me up ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2016

Adaobi Ezeodum: The struggles of the not-so-average Nigerian woman [Nigerian Voices]

by Adaobi Ezeodum It was December 26, 2015. My aunt woke me up around 10 am to tell me that ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

The Thread: A lady can’t pay for her man’s drinks again?

Nigeria is fraught with a large scale of sexism and patriachy issues, woven around religion and seeped in culture, it’s ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Opinion: Na woman dey drive

by David I. Adeleke If you’ve ever journeyed on the road in Nigeria, then you must have heard someone say ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2016

The Thread: There is no 0800-Feminist | The debate

So Victor Asemota,  CEO of Swifta System shared a harrowing experience of a woman at Lagos International airport with Nigerian Immigration ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2016

Opinion: The women in my village have always worked

by Foghi Batarhe A conversation earlier on my Twitter TL prompted me to write this. This isn’t a scientific research ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 28, 2016

Opinion: President Buhari is right. His wife belongs to the kitchen, living room and “the other room

by Chilee Agunanna The fallout of the latest gaffe of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari (or PMB as it is usually ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

Opinion: How to be respected as a man in Nigeria

by Ololade Ajekigbe Since I published the piece on how to be a respected female in Nigeria here, I have received ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfenwa: Gender distractions- let’s get over ourselves and get busy [NEW VOICES]

by Ayodotun Rotimi-Akinfewa That we live in interesting times is no news. On one end, a woman has a fighting ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 21, 2016

Opinion: The Buharis, the Economist and the candidate

by Bade Adebolu Every day is important but there are days that stand out in our lives. For me, October ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 19, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Miniature Nigeria [NEW VOICES]

by Adeboro Odunlami Do not get me wrong, I believe in a working news reporting system. I am constantly impressed ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2016

The Thread: Slaying in a poncho | Aisha Buhari is definitely not here to play

Nigeria’s First Lady is no push over. First she conducted an interview with the BBC, where she lamented the effect ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 18, 2016

Opinion: Lessons from the Buhari-Aisha debacle

by Bola and Yinka Obebe Everyone is still talking about the Buhari-Aisha debacle. While many have expressed outrage, others have ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Arit Okpo: For girls’ everywhere [NEW VOICES]

by Arit Okpo So it was International Day of the Girl Child recently, a day set aside to celebrate the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 16, 2016

Opinion: Pres. Buhari must listen to his wife, Aisha

by Sumner Shagari Sambo President Muhammadu Buhari is a difficult man to deal with, if in doubt….ask Aisha Buhari, his ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Dele Momodu: A good lady in the presidential villa

by Dele Momodu “He who finds a wife finds a good thing…” – PROVERBS 18: 22 Fellow Nigerians, please forget ...

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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 10, 2016

Aderonke Adebanjo: Nigerian parents need to know that marriage is not everything [NEW VOICES]

I was having a conversation with a friend recently – one that I’ve had a few times with different people ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Oreoluwa Fakorede: For Nigerian men who don’t know the difference between hello and harassment [NEW VOICES]

by Oreoluwa Fakorede Civility is a choice. Maybe you’re charming, ethusiastically charming. Sometimes, your effusive charm will not be met ...

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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 5, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Say Cheese, sirs [New Voices]

They’ll tell you they love you; your gusto, your courage and the fierceness with which you do your work. They’ll ...

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