We spoke to some dark-skinned women and had them recount their colourism experiences.
Everyday Feminism highlights feminist issues which affect women daily. We are discussing everyday discrimination, everyday violence against women, everyday inequality of the sexes.
Most people understand the power dynamics concerning racism but not colourism.
Respectability politics posits that conformity to certain societal standards can protect a person, usually a member of a marginalised group, from the institutionalised oppression the demographic faces.
Growing up as a dark-skinned girl child in Nigeria is a very traumatising experience unless, by some strange miracle, your parents and everyone you come in contact with is a progressive Nigerian.
Sexism is inalienable in any workplace in the patriarchal society we live in today. Women consistently have to navigate work-related struggles and struggles related to interpersonal relations and interactions in the office.
Before the pandemic, we recognized that women got the shorter end of the stick and that bridging the gender gap was a global priority.
Feminism is not a monolith. It is impractical and dishonest to group all women and our struggles as a single entity when the reality is that we live different lives and have different problems that interact to give unique experiences.
We all know a self proclaimed nice guy: in fact, a name probably popped up in your mind as soon as you read the title of this article.