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

My Feminism Looks Like… Adwoa

A personal interview for an African Feminist Project

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Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 13.04.331. 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

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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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