Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia
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.
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".
The world has seen quite a number of transgender women in women sports for example Renée Richards the tennis player and Laurel Hubbard the weight lifter.
Have you ever been in a room with a glass ceiling? You get the illusion that you are looking right at the sky and can reach for it whenever you wish. But if you get carried away and actually attempt to move any part of your body through it, you would face an unfriendly collision with the glass.
When speaking of early African writers, it would be unreasonable to not mention the name Grace Emily Ogot. She is the first Kenyan woman to become a published writer and even in her death has had 3 books published posthumously by her husband.
My lecturer who is also a gynecologist told us a very gory story. There was a pregnant woman whom he had as a patient and upon examination of this woman a few months to her delivery date, discovered that she had a very small pubic angle.
When men argue that modern feminism has brought about their discrimination, I empathize with them because I know that if I wore their shoes, I would probably sing the same song.
Some people would argue that her position is merely a ceremonial one but the fact remains that Sahle-Work Zewde is the first woman to achieve such a feat.