Endorsing Rape Culture.

One thing that we all need to get clear, even though it has been explained over and over again through all platforms, is the fact that rape has never and will never be about sex. Rape is an act of violence centred on power and control. There is always an uproar when a case of…

Ingrained Sexism and Its Manifestations

This particular post is inspired by one of the most annoyingly sexist advertisements I have had the misfortune to watch, the terrible ways womyn’s voices have been misrepresented and continue to be absent among other sexist ways of  Uganda’s media. The advert, running or (which ran depending on if it finally stopped airing or not)…

Childfree Women And The Freedom To Choose

One fine evening during dinner, I started a conversation around being childfree and everyone stopped eating. In response to my rather culturally disturbing thoughts, I was given the “what the hell is wrong with you” look. Now, the displeasure at the table was understandable considering the fact that we were Africans, Nigerians to be specific.…

#BeBoldForChange – “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda”

On March 9th 2017, Earuyan Solutions facilitated a conversation with around 150 intergenerational women ,on AWiB’s monthly platform, under the title “Our Journey as Ethiopian Women – Building a Common Agenda. The 2017 IWD theme is #BeBoldForChange. The dialogue focused on what it means for Ethiopian women to be bold for change. Towards generating input for…

#BOLDFORCHANGE

  I am writing for and to the womyn who are doing the work of educating; online, in classrooms, in their small groups, in big and small ways. This is for you who don’t get the loud acclaim, whose efforts are sometimes ignored but whose influence is vital in our fight for womyn’s full humanity. I…

“Male Pals” and Other Harmful Stereotypes

A Ugandan tabloid recently did a story “exposing” a Ugandan journalist and his “male pals”. Although the article did not outrightly accuse him of being gay, it made very blatant insinuations as to the sexuality of him and his friends. Several people have since commented that the article was part of an attack on him…