God can’t be everywhere so he made mothers — how well do we appreciate this saying?

Just like audacity can be an appropriate synonym for men sacrifice could be said to play the same role for women. The difference is that men feel entitled to their audacity while women are burdened with the duty to make sacrifices.

Young girls are basically trained from childhood to take…


I have always been curious about death.

I think about my death, sometimes in a suicidal way and other times not. I think about the death of others — the death of loved ones and the death of those I could care less about — and it’s not death in…


I wrote some articles a few years back; they were supposed to be feminist articles — little did I know that they were rooted deeply in internalised misogyny. One of such articles was titled “The Blurry Lines of Consent.”

Looking back now, that was a very cringe-worthy article that basically…


Africa as a whole is a largely superstitious society. In Nigeria, where I’m from, we have strong superstitious beliefs and while the reasons behind most of these superstitions may come from a good place, some are ridiculous and some are deeply rooted in misogyny and tend to aid rape culture…


The African society generally abhors disrespect. Taking Yoruba culture, for instance, it is disrespectful to call an older person by their first name. The honorifics, aunty, or uncle are preferred. However, when a woman becomes a mother, aunty becomes disrespectful to her. She must be called by her child’s name…


Toxic masculinity is a patriarchal construct that is terribly harmful to men and women.

Men who are afraid to feel, keep women around them to do their feeling for them while dismissing us for the same supposedly ‘inferior’ capacity to feel deeply. But in this way also, men deny themselves their own essential humanity, becoming trapped in dependency and fear.”

-Audre Lorde

Toxic masculinity…


Women are not strong if what they are doing is enduring hardship without hope for a way out of it — they are simply suffering.

I read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee recently and one of the things that spoke to me the most in the book was how much suffering the women had to endure. …


One thing the world likes to forget is that women are human beings with different backgrounds, characters, behaviours, and truths. And in a world designed to suit men — women are seen as not more than objects to be acquired and used for the entertainment and pleasure of men. …


The words bitter, angry, witch, prostitute, and lesbian amongst many others are thrown at feminists as insults, they are used in an unnatural way to demean a woman who stands up for her rights. …


I’ve been a fan of Kdrama as far back as my secondary school days. I love how they can weave a love story into any setting, hospital, law firm, high school, publishing house, anywhere — Think of a place and there’s probably already Kdrama love story created just for it…

Aminat Sanni-Kamal

Novelist. Feminist. Creative Writing Teacher. Lawyer

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