Ugly Nti Deɛn? Embracing The Subversive As Liberation

https://twitter.com/Pe_Kayy/status/592410145600217088 I could be the ugliest, most grotesque women on the earth and I would still be the flyest muthafucker breathing. Because I am brilliant, I am bold, I am relentless, ungovernable, unsociable, and an intentionally molded human archetype of Maame Wata herself. Chale, I just dey be kɛkɛ. Feminists are Ugly? So fuckin' what? The … Continue reading Ugly Nti Deɛn? Embracing The Subversive As Liberation

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The Politics of Revenge Porn In Ghanaian Society

Originally posted on Di wo Fie Asem Revenge porn is the deliberate posting of a person's nude, sexualized, and intimate images on the internet without their consent. Similar to revenge porn, gendered crimes that hurt women are much more likely to elicit victim blaming responses. Victim blaming is a phenomenon where the focus is shifted … Continue reading The Politics of Revenge Porn In Ghanaian Society

Miseducation of Obiba: Why Ghanaians Stay In Abusive Relationships

Sex is not a reason why women stay in abusive relationships. The research on domestic violence shows that sex is often traumatic and painful for women suffering abuse. In Ghana, women in abusive relationships often suffer vaginal and anal tears, urine leakages, miscarriages, are at risk of unwanted pregnancy, and are more likely to contract … Continue reading Miseducation of Obiba: Why Ghanaians Stay In Abusive Relationships

Wifey Material: Marriage As A Means Of Ghanaian Women’s Subjugation

https://twitter.com/S_2Ch/status/528964778258345984 The pressure on women to marry in Ghanaian society is suffocating. While heterosexual marriage is presented as an elective life choice, it is often treated as a necessary requirement that all people, especially women, must accomplish to garner respect and success. Even though marital pressure exists for both men and women, it manifests differently. … Continue reading Wifey Material: Marriage As A Means Of Ghanaian Women’s Subjugation

Politics of Cooking: How Ghanaian Women Are Pressured Into Performing Free Labor For Men

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

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

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