The Thread: @elnathan_john joins the throng speaking about gender equality

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Satirist and author of popular novel, Born on a Tuesday, Elnathan John is no stranger to The Thread.

Today, a certain Dr. Joe Abah (or maybe it was the two effigies he spotted in an Abuja bathroom, we aren’t sure) has got him talking about patriarchy and the futility of many equality-centred discussions of the 21st century- what he calls “dumbing conversations”.

It’s not uncommon to hear people frame conversations around the notions they have about gender roles. These kind of futile conversations are usually masked by their pretensions of being centered around equality.

But all they do is show how far we have come with the campaign against patriarchy- we are still a long way from home.

Elnathan knows this too and his thoughts are aligned  in these series of tweets:

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776516750036897792

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776701168412139520

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776703512889688064

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776704131318808576

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776704939523444736

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776705683932717056

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776706714942971904

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776707948785565696

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776708347340918784

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776709101686521856

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776709624099635200

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776710030271901696

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776710742951260160

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776712814874492928

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776715965937676288

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/776716249598484480

There you have it, take the baby steps. Unlearn every thing you’ve been taught to make you think of woman as the lesser being.

Thanks Elnathan!

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