Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia
On the 8th of October 2020, a Nigerian woman was shot in the face by a police officer, who is also her ex boyfriend. Reports have it that this officer who is now on the run, shot her after she broke up with him following a disagreement.
The first step to finding out the problem with words like Mompreneur and She-e-o is to follow the advice of Missy Elliott; put it down, flip it and reverse it. That gives us Dadpreneur and He-e-o. Ever heard of them? No?
There is a popular saying that if you want to truly cut off a tree, start from the root, not the branches. This is because the entire growth of the tree always boils down to its root and until a tree is uprooted, it keeps growing.
Just last month, a major controversy hit the literary space. The deputy editor of the digital literal journal, Brittle Paper in the person of Otosirieze Obi-Young released a statement that he was leaving the journal as a result of its lack of freedom.
Equality is the fact of being equal; so when we preach gender equality, we are simply preaching that men and women should have equal opportunities economically, politically and socially.
2019 has been the worst and best year to be a woman yet. Worst because we see on the news that more women (especially black women) are getting raped, kidnapped and even killed. Best because despite all these challenges, it seems to be the year that Nigerian women decided "Enough is enough. Fuck the patriarchy".
Chisom Anastasia Nwaezuoke is a physiotherapist, writer, public speaker and yogi. She is also a sexual health and reproductive rights advocate and volunteers for HandsOff Initiative.
Female genital mutilation, although common, is not the only violent and invasive culture that women are subject to. Up until the early 20th century, foot binding was a popular practice in many regions of China
Men love to pretend that they don’t have any privileges and would rather chew nails than admit that patriarchy exists and by extension, they (men) enjoy many privileges that women don’t.