Forgive me for any typos, I'm writing this after staying up all night. In the past few years, Ghana has attempted to capitalize on the Black Diaspora's interest in Homecoming through the use of tourism. Tourism ventures targeted at Black Americans and Black Europeans are advertised as a "Year of Return". The "Year of Return" … Continue reading Ghana Violates Queer People’s Constitutional Rights, 250+ Ghanaian Feminists Stand In Solidarity
African Feminist Initiative Releases Solidarity Statement Regarding “Sex For Grades” Scandal
The statement is below: We are African feminist scholars and feminist scholars of Africa, working in institutions both on and off the continent. All of us have direct or second-hand experience of, or are familiar with the kinds of sexual harassment which the BBC Africa Eye documentary: Sex for Grades exposed recently. Last year, … Continue reading African Feminist Initiative Releases Solidarity Statement Regarding “Sex For Grades” Scandal
Ghanaian Muslimahs Resist Misogyny based Christian Fundamentalist Body Policing
Written By Bashiratu Kamal [Photo Credit: Abdul Raafi Mohammed-Fishbone] On Saturday October 12, hordes of Muslim women in Ghana came out for the #hijabisanidentity march in Tamale, Kumasi and Accra. Hijabis and allies marched to uphold the religious freedoms of Muslim women and girls. The alarming increase in the discrimination, exploitation and marginalization of Muslim women … Continue reading Ghanaian Muslimahs Resist Misogyny based Christian Fundamentalist Body Policing
6 Women Allege That XO Senavoe Raped Them
"I pulled away and coiled myself at the top of the bed hoping he'd leave me alone/give up but he only pulled me closer to him and spread my legs open I begged him to at least use protection but he did not listen." A few days ago I opened my email account and was … Continue reading 6 Women Allege That XO Senavoe Raped Them
My Feminism Looks Like… Adwoa
A personal interview for an African Feminist Project
1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
Name is Adwoa, I am Ghanaian and I feast on the elixir of life: the souls of bigots. It nourishes me. Makes my hair thicker, skin sleeker, tongue sharper and pussy finer. I run the blog ghanafeminism.com and I’m a recent law school graduate. My only life goal is to reduce human suffering while maintaining personal happiness.
2. Who’s your favourite feminist?
My favorite feminist differs depending on how I feel on that day. Today it is former head of state of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara. Because Sankara did what no head of state has ever done, center women’s liberation as a foundational and necessary part of Burkina and equity.
3. What is your take on pornography?
I support sex work. And I acknowledge the unjust economic instituions, that take monopolize resources in ruling class men’s hands, such that their sexual…
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The Normalcy of Abnormality
Just yesterday, I had to suffer through tweets saying women stay in abusive relationships because they enjoy sex with their abusive partners.
Of course I scoffed at this flawed reasoning. Funny enough, the whole conversation did not trigger anything until a few hours ago when I was reminiscing over events in Ghana with my sister.
My sister is one person I admire wholly. She is smart, beautiful, and brave. I will go out of my way to say she is my favourite feminist.
I learnt from her not to take crap from anyone (male or female but especially male) because I’m a girl. No sir, she will speak up and fight right back for justice.
Anyway, so I had decided to not get involved in this issue but during our conversation, she made mention of the night she dared my uncle to hit me again so she reported him to…
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Favorite Friday: An English Nigerian Feminist Man For The Win
Happy Friday ! An analysis of feminism with special attention to masculinity, being a Nigerian, and religion's relationship to imperialism from a man with seemingly traditional male attributes
No Further Questions: Wo Yɛ Too Known
When I was a child, I once asked my Religious and Moral Studies Teacher why we had to obey God. He replied that it was because God was the creator of the universe and Our Father. I pressed on, asking "How did we know that?" His answer was that it said so in the Bible. … Continue reading No Further Questions: Wo Yɛ Too Known