Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia
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.
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.