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

Short Post: Vaginas In Ghana, The Elixir Of Bliss

Yesterday, I had the unfortunate experience of reading brutally negative comments about women with vaginas who engaged in pre-marital sex. So I decided to write this loving post about ALL vaginas, not just women's. Vaginas are a euphoric source of pleasure. They are self-cleaning, self-regulating, and self-contracting independent sexual organs. So I am almost shocked that … Continue reading Short Post: Vaginas In Ghana, The Elixir Of Bliss

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

Christian Without Christ: How Religious Identities Distort Morality In Ghana

Jesus of Nazareth is hands down one of my favorite people ever. The basis of my initial moral compass, Jesus demanded from us that we help the "least of our brothers".  That we help the poor, heal the sick, and sometimes defend women who have sex outside of marriage when they're about to be killed … Continue reading Christian Without Christ: How Religious Identities Distort Morality In Ghana

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