"Why are smart men still sexist?" The question itself is a bad one. Why do we presume smarter people possess better ethics? Well, it is because we are ableist. Ableism is the systematic maltreatment and disenfranchisement of people with disabilities. One's moral code has much to do with their socialization and their integrity, and little to do … Continue reading Why “Smart” Men Still Hold On To Sexism – 5 explanations
There are many ways people pretend to be ethical. A popular way is to focus on religious identities while ignoring the substantive ways in which religious people treat others. As previously discussed, hyper-religious, post-colonial spaces like Ghana pay closer attention to whether people call themselves "Christian" or "Muslim" than to whether people treat other people … Continue reading Why Abusive Men Falsely Believe They’re “Good Guys”: Chivalry’s Distortion of Morality
Let no man convince you that you will only be deserving of love after you have stifled your soul to cower under his big boot. I mean this sincerely and earnestly when I say: you are beyond foolish if you sacrifice self-sufficient, dignified personhood for a dictator you will also call a husband. Many Ghanaian … Continue reading Stand Up For Yourself Girl, Men of Quality Support Gender Equality Anyway
I write this essay absolutely heart broken. I am at my wits' end. The power of socialization defeats me. And I reluctantly recognize, that only women will want women's freedom as badly as a person suffocating needs to take a breath. At the end of the day, the destructive power of sexism is merely … Continue reading For Colored Girls Who Depended on Women Feminists When Men Feminists Were Grossly Inadequate
The only time that sexist men care about the systematic disenfranchisement of women as a function of gender, is when they are negatively affected. I have to clarify, that while pictured, I am not calling M.anifest sexist. I have to clarify because the fragility of masculinity will have men crying, defending their reputation as "good … Continue reading Using Men As A Financial Plan Is Justified In A Sexist Society
When you live in a society that teaches men that their sexual satisfaction is more important that women's well-being, sexual coercion becomes normalized. As the picture indicates, many men in Ghanaian society are comfortable engaging in dirty tactics that seek to break women's will, rather than create a safe, secure, and comfortable setting for consensual … Continue reading Rape By Another Name: Coercive Sex In Ghanaian Society
Here at Ghana Feminism we wish a Happy Father's day to all fathers. You are trying your best, and we appreciate it. Here are 5 reasons why Feminist molds of masculinity allow for Better Parenthood. 1. Fathers are More Than An ATM We encourage fathers to be viewed as more than just a source of … Continue reading Happy Fathers Day Ghanaian Men ! 5 Reasons Why Feminism Benefits Fathers.