Category: Feminisms

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Rape culture: on cover ups, dress code, and victim blaming.

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 the perpetrator but against the victim. As a result … Read More Rape culture: on cover ups, dress code, and victim blaming.

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“Toubab Bu Nuille”: on African Feminisms.

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 the people who approached me to talk about “my … Read More “Toubab Bu Nuille”: on African Feminisms.