While suspicious, there is a remarkable difference between women choosing to cook as an individual gesture of kindness and the tweet positioned to the left. This tweet represents male entitlement, and the ways in which women are expected, guilt-tripped, stereotyped and coerced by a patriarchal society to bear a majority of the burden of domestic … Continue reading Politics of Cooking: How Ghanaian Women Are Pressured Into Performing Free Labor For Men
Month: February 2015
Beauty and The Bleach: How Patriarchy And Capitalism Conspire To Destroy Ghanaian Women
In my previous self I often felt that as a woman it was my duty to be attractive. Like a lifeless exquisite painting meant only to be admired, set in a delightful yet demure exclusive gallery, intentionally picked out by the finest art collectors. My primary purpose was to please aesthetically all those who … Continue reading Beauty and The Bleach: How Patriarchy And Capitalism Conspire To Destroy Ghanaian Women
Hajia4Real : Pussy Power or Perpetuating Patriarchy?
You're laying at home in the pitch Black dumsor night as the heat wells up in a suffocating manner, further carving within your existence the discomfort of your flesh. You curse the failure of the state and its infrastructure, and you realize that electricity is now a privilege. Meanwhile, Hajia4Real is probably laying on a … Continue reading Hajia4Real : Pussy Power or Perpetuating Patriarchy?
How Hating Gay People Will Destroy Christianity In Ghana
On August 8, 1955 white men brutalized and killed Emmet Till for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Anxieties about interracial sex in America often caused white men to beat, torture and kill Black people. The systematic brutalization of Black people in America was very much a part of the white supremacist Christian tradition. From … Continue reading How Hating Gay People Will Destroy Christianity In Ghana
Ghaminism: A Vision For Ghanaian Feminism
https://twitter.com/obaa_boni/status/565502568802287616 When it comes to liberating ourselves, it is important that we produce the knowledge behind the movements aimed at transforming our societies for the better. It is why I started this blog, and why I seek to make Ghaminism a thing. Ghanaian feminism ("Ghaminism") is a socio-political, digital movement aimed at liberating Ghanaians from … Continue reading Ghaminism: A Vision For Ghanaian Feminism