There has been a huge miss understanding and acceptance of what feminism is all about mostly among Africans. What really is feminism? Going be the dictionary, it is the “advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”. Feminism has been in existence from the Ancient Greece
According to an article by Alia E. Dastagir published by the USA TODAY, in this she discusses the basics of Feminism. Feminism, a belief in women’s political, economic and cultural freedom, has its origins in the early ages of human civilisation.
Feminism is cantered on representation and anti-discrimination which emerged in the 1990s as a protest against the heterosexual women. A person who advocates for the social, political and legal rights to those of men are called Feminist. Contrary to this is what most people assume to been a Feminist, coming from an African perspective.
When it comes to identifying themselves women, people tend to “cross the line” so to speak. They appear to be able to agree with the universal principle of equality, even though, in fact, they oppose xenophobia. writer like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have being a voice for many women across the globe.
The greatest fear of man is survival; African culture had an honest medium for putting women in a pedestal. Our forefathers have done what they have done to survive many of them may have mistaken their wives’ protective reflexes for superiority but not as if it had become a cultural status quo.