Augustina Boateng

The Roots of Nigerian patriarchy

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This post is co-published in partnership with our Brick House colleagues at Olongo Africa

From Preachy
On July 20, 2021

The Religious Root of Nigerian patriarchy

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The idea of feminism in Nigeria itself has been identified as a threat to men. Patriarchal structures dictate that being submissive and loyal no matter the circumstances is what a good religious woman should be. This doesn’t speak for any one religion, but rather for all: Women who identify as feminist in Nigeria are criticized and mocked using all means to dissuade us from the very idea.

From Olongo Africa
On July 20, 2021