Tag: Sexism

Joshua OnonoseMay 12, 2023

The Counter-Culture Blog: ‘Ashawo’ – The Nigerian Reaction to Nonconformist Women

Misogyny, the prejudice, and discrimination against women, manifests itself in various ways across different societies. Nigeria, with its cultural diversity, ...

Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

#BisexualPrideDay: The dummies guide to understanding that biphobia is not human

In a country where pride in anything outside of the straight and narrow is heavily frowned upon, and bisexuality is ...

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 AminuMarch 29, 2021

Why affirmative action is needed to close the workplace gender gap

There was pandemonium on Twitter last week following a tweet by a new generation bank announcing an internship opportunity for ...

Ado AminuJanuary 27, 2021

Female privilege is a misnomer for sexism. Here’s some evidence

Time and again when women speak of the discrimination they face at work, home, the work place and in everyday ...

Wilfred OkicheApril 16, 2018

LONG READ: Does the Nigerian society hate women?

The recent death of South African icon and Apartheid activist, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has thrown up interesting conversations about a woman’s ...

EditorFebruary 10, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa and it is horrible

Of course gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa. The belief that homosexuality is some sort of perversion that can ...

Bolu AkindeleNovember 23, 2017

[The Church Blog] #ChurchToo is a sad reflection of how much work we have to do

Remember that time Jesus said The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few? Okay, so that might not be ...

RoqeebahJune 30, 2017

Trump’s Fox News critic, Julie Banderas’ irresponsible coverage of Islam and Muslims did not just start

It was amazing to see Fox News do a little dare and criticise Donald Trump yesterday. The new face of this ...

RoqeebahJune 30, 2017

Fox News’ Julie Banderas called out Donald Trump for being sexist while outing her own bigotry

Yesterday, Fox News grew the proverbial pair and did a little bit of what any independent media house ought to when faced ...

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 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 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 ...

ToluOctober 16, 2016

Attention, please: The Akwa Ibom government is now pimping out its women

  If you know what’s happening in this photo, please step forward and explain to the rest of us… This ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 15, 2016

Sexism: Patience Jonathan warned us about Buhari, but we didn’t listen

Calling former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan a prophetess for seeing President Buhari for who he is years ago will ...

Mallam YeroSeptember 27, 2015

On Emir Sanusi, his barely legal bride, and #GoAndMarry Twitter

At some point yesterday, word hit Twitter that the Emir of Kano took an 18-year-old as a fourth wife. The ...

Mallam YeroAugust 10, 2015

Access Bank with some good ol’ sexism in latest ad [UPDATED]

  Oh, that’s courageous? Thanks for the heads up, Access Bank [h/t @YTJohnson]   UPDATE: Access Bank have apologized for this ...

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 ...

August 28, 2013

Opinion: Male chauvinism, sexism, and feminism in northern Nigeria

by Ibraheem Waziri Even if there is the male chauvinism that should be dismantled, it is not found in a ...

May 20, 2013

Opinion: Men and women are not equal

by Century Favour Note that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything, but it simply means it really going to be ...

January 2, 2013

Fran Hall: Some New Year’s resolutions women should make

by Fran Hall Inspired by the letter to Santa from all women, I’ve taken the liberty of writing a list ...

December 7, 2012

Ralph Jones: Why is religion so afraid of women?

…though the Church likes to avoid the issue, there are numerous biblical commands and injunctions for women to be raped ...

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