menstruation is among the most natural processes of the female body. Yet, so much stigma and shame is attached to it in different cultures across the world. Stigma and shame that is usually dressed in pride. “Don’t say you’re menstruating, say you’re unclean” is a phrase I am very familiar with. The first person to … Continue reading Here’s to bleeding freely and without shame.
What’s the fixation on virginity? Girls, can’t you see that you have more to offer the world than your virginity? Parents, don’t you want more for your daughters than their worth being defined by a sexual act? Society, can’t you see that your fixation on young women’s virginity hurts you more than it helps you. … Continue reading Whats the fixation on virginity? By Alkalo Njie
What was she doing there? Of course, she got raped, she is always dressed so “indecently”, She must have wanted it otherwise he would not have touched her, he is a good man he would never rape or molest anyone. Whenever there is a rape case there is always a sense of blame not against … Continue reading Rape culture: on cover ups, dress code, and victim blaming.
I have been called “toubab” (white) so many times in my life, I honestly can’t keep count. This is due to many reasons but mainly because I identify as feminist. After my last blog post about society’s expectations of wives in The Gambia, that sealed the deal. I was definitely a “toubab” because, according to … Continue reading “Toubab Bu Nuille”: on African Feminisms.