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The Hashtag You Need To Follow

#beingfemale

So there’s a trending hashtag…

Nigerian women are using the hashtag #BeingFemaleinNigeria to share their experiences of discrimination in their country.

In a Tedx Talk published on April 2013, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie recalled a time she was referred to as a feminist by a close friend.

“It was not a compliment, I could tell from his tone. It was the same tone you would use to say something like, you’re a supporter of terrorism,” she said.

According to Adichie, because of the Nigerian culture some people would say that women are subordinate to men but culture constantly changes.

Thanks to her continuous  platform on the struggles of Nigerian Women, women are beginning to have a much needed conversation on their shared plight.

It all began when Florence Warmate’s book club read, We Should All Be Feminists by Adichie. The group then decided to take it one step further by tweeting about their experiences using #BeingFemaleInNigeria.

Most of the tweets carry a similar tone of discrimination and sexism which Nigerian women experience daily.

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