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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie refuses to apologise for trans women comments

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has said she has nothing to apologise for over her remarks about trans women, and that she has always thought trans women are women. Speaking on Channel 4 news earlier this month, Adichie was asked if “trans women are women,” and responded: “…trans women are trans women.” ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Clarifies

On her Facebook page this morning, Chimamanda attempted a clarification of her remarks that set off a controversy on transgender issues over the weekend. Read and share your thought: Because I have been the subject of much hostility for standing up for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, I found myself being ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Draws Heat For Her Comments About Trans Women

Feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has found herself at the center of a controversy over gender identity after comments she made about transgender women during an interview, which can be viewed in the clip below, recently went viral. Speaking earlier this week with the U.K.’s Channel 4, Adichie, who is ...

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KEPT WOMAN

I hear the whispers I see your sneers The disdain in your eyes and the contempt your upturned noses fling at me. * “Side chick!” one hisses. “Ashawo”, the other snarls. “Husband-snatching witch,” the whole room choruses in unison. * But, I also see the fear Carelessly hidden behind your ...

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GENDER EQUALITY ADVOCATE BUT NOT FEMINIST? WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Let’s start with an analogy: Say you’re an equalist. You find yourself in a hypothetical cabin. In the cabin, you find standing in the center a table, and on it are two identical glasses of water. You also notice a jug of water sitting in one corner of the room. ...

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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW

The first time she came over, there were four other people including my father in the house. I hadn’t expected her to be fine, so imagine my surprise when I beheld a hottie at my gate saying her name was (looks around the House for a word that can pass ...

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‘It Is Men’s Responsibility To Fight Sexism.’ President Obama Writes Powerful Essay On Feminism

Originally published on glamour.com There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One. But perhaps the greatest unexpected ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 63)

“Are you guys staying longer? I don’t have any leftovers in my refrigerator, but I can cook up something real quick,” I say after a bit of silence. “Nah! I have to get going,” Chinwe says, tossing back the remaining wine in her cup and rising to her feet. “Let ...

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Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill on gender equality citing the Bible and Sharia law

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday (Mar.15), voted against a gender and equal opportunities bill (pdf), which was being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi. The bill, which did not pass a second reading, was aimed at bridging the gap between the rights of men and women in Nigeria. It also sought to ...

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IN HER OPINION: Brave Women Choose Prostitution

Akpara. Akwuna. Ashawo. Funny how in Ibibio, Igbo and Yoruba, the word for whore sounds the same – this class of women that we’re taught to turn up our noses at, because they don’t fit in with the pretty picture of society’s questionable morality. Three days ago, I put up ...

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