Last week, the Nigerian senate voted against a Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEO bill) proposed by senator Biodun Olujimi. While the Nigerian state protects citizens through its constitution, the GEO bill is a complementary protocol for equal rights for women in marriage, divorce, widowhood, property & land ownership and inheritance to name a few things….
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The RealHuman Test – Evaluating images of African women in film
Here’s a test by which I judge whether a film is liberating for African women. I call it the RealHuman Test (RHT) and like the Bechdel Test, which it is inspired by, the RHT has three requirements. 1. In films about humanitarian issues, the protagonist is not simply a prop to raise awareness on an…