The ‘God is in Control’ Excuse

In this final part of the Straws on the Camel’s Back series, I address the problem with some of the most common phrases in Nigeria and what they really mean.

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Unlearning Sexism

Since my return to Nigeria, the feminist in me is enraged daily, sometimes hourly. I have been repeatedly reminded of how weak I am in comparison to a strong glorious man. Alarmingly, I have noticed myself doing certain things that adhere to this sentiment. As part of the Straws on the Camel’s Back series, I try my best to vent out my frustration – as politely as I can – in just 500 words. Needless to say, this was rather difficult to accomplish.