Anonymous said: what do u tell people who ask if this boko haram mess is a gendered issue?
Boko Haram is not a gendered issue on any level, they do not discriminate who they kill based on gender. They have literally gone into schools, sent all the girls home and murdered all the boys.
"Second of all, if these people even bothered to research, they would know that earlier this year, Boko Haram murdered 59 school boys in Yobe ranging in age from 11 to 18. It wasn’t the first time they’ve murdered male students, so Boko Haram hasn’t just targeted girls. Also in Yobe last September, they killed 40 students. They don’t discriminate who they victimize. Boy, girl, man, woman - they are equal opportunity killers." - atane
Me and a friend went to a talk that Irish Aid organised and it was western nonsense of course but the best
worst part was seeing the room decorated with normal household appliances that my friend and I recognized and they were like ”these are examples of the exotic artifacts you will find in various African regions”
it was just a fucking sweeping broom, they thought it was exotic, i keep one in my house to clean my bedroom, but it’s Africa, so it must be exotic, I was half laughing half pissed off.
"I asked a young White woman why she was studying social anthropology. She replied that she was hoping to go to Zimbabwe, and felt that she could help women there by advising them how to organize. The Black women in the audience gasped in astonishment. Here was someone scarcely past girlhood, who had just started university and had never fought a war in her life. She was planning to go to Africa to teach female veterans of a liberation struggle how to organize! This is the kind of arrogant, if not absurd attitude we encounter repeatedly. It makes one think: Better the distant armchair anthropologists than these ‘sisters’."
African feminist Ifi Amadiume
Great post (also Ifi is Nigerian)
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