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Why i do what i do

On the phone with a good friend the other day, he very casually made a comment that some of my Facebook posts are “hitting below the belt” for the men around me. He said that while he “enjoyed” my feminist posts, some of the things that I post are offensive, especially to my husband. This…

open dialogue

Revisiting the Jolly Bar Mother’s Day Ad

On May 8th or what is internationally celebrated as Mothers’ Day, an Addis Ababa bar posted a Facebook advert that offended many who came across the post. All including AfricanFeminism (AF) team members were shocked and speculated a compromised account. We reached out to the establishment to understand the ‘why’ behind the post. The exchanges with the establishment’s owner…

sixdegrees

AfricanFeminism is Growing!

On January 1, 2011 i started the site ethiopianfeminist.wordpress.com a short three months after i had moved back to Addis Ababa. My aim initially was to document my observations on issues of gender equality and inequality through a feminist lens as i went about my daily life in Addis. A few months later, Aberash Hailay’s…