Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Nwaezuoke Chisom Anastasia

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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.

Where Exactly Is Kainene?

We all love Chimamanda Adichie but when it comes to Kainene, it is one thing she's done that drove us crazy. First she makes us think little of this character,

On Brittle Paper, Gang Rape and Editorial Rules

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.

Why We Cannot Achieve Gender Equality Without Gender Equity

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.

Civility; A Road Block to Gender Equality

Civility has been an important tool on maintaining this patriarchy and that is why as little girls, we were told to speak but never too loud.

2019: The Year Nigerian Women First Raised Their Voices

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".

Rapelang Rabana, A Woman Conquering The World

Rapelang Rabana is a young CEO who is paving the path for a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa.

Escaping The Likeability Trap

It is called a trap because you can't win and as many societal traps, this one targets women. Powerful women are not liked while powerful men are liked.

Should Transgender Women Participate in Women Sports?

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.

What Women Can Do To Break The Glass Ceiling

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.

Grace Ogot: The Tale of the African Matriarch

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.

Fighting The Hebrew Woman Syndrome

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.

Can Modern Feminism Start the Discrimination of Men?

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.

President Sahle-Work Zewde : The First Of Her Kind

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.

Achieving Equal Pay For Women in Sports

Every year, the conversation about equal pay for women in sports arise and this year, it was spurred by the just concluded women's world cup

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