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 for men about changing their orientation towards women’s bodies.
Everybody better listen:
Seems we have a long way to go as regards unlearning alot of harmful orientations toward women's bodies
Many men of a certain mental quality do not believe that there are physical boundaries to a woman and what can or cannot be done
That's why Girls see afraid to go to yaba market cos the lewd attitudes and comments made by male traders to them
That's why a guy will have a female intern in his office and suddenly think he deserves to date her because she reports to him
That's why Girls would avoid spending nights with guys cos they are almost certain unwanted sexual advances will be made
And when they refuse, they hear comments like "if you don't want to have sex, why did you come to my house "?
What we don't realize is how these harmful culture of female abuse was passed down from our parents and we are passing to our kids
We all recall the time when in the midst of commotion, a male legislator told a female one that "I'll rape you and…… "
I don't think this topic can be over discussed. Because misogyny is very systemic and we need to constantly bring attention to it everytime
What makes it worse is that there's a subtle level of cultural acceptance of what a male should do with a female