A look at the evolution of gender roles, from Leave It to Beaver, paternity leave, female breadwinners and more.
- Top Story - December 2023
What Is A Woman?
When I see videos like the one below with Charlie Kirk persistently asking college students one question, "What is a woman?" and students stumbling to answer or seemingly not able to give him an answer that would satisfy his inquisitive mind, as a teacher I'm baffled.
Identity - birth, death, re-birth
When I reflect on the birth of my first baby, and those early months, I know - if I'm being honest with myself - that I had one foot out the door.
- Top Story - December 2023
Is Personal Agency Only for the Young?
I am angry. This week I was Threading through Threads and came across a post from a woman that said, among other things: "How can I make my mother stop coloring her hair and just go grey? She's 62 and not fooling anyone; she and her friends are old and it's time that she acts her age."
Semi Famous Ghanian Called Me a "Typical, Angry, Black American, Woman!"
Saturday, 25 November 2023 By: TB Obwoge Everyday, in every way Ghana or a Ghanian finds a way to insult the shit out of me, even when I'm not in Ghana.
WHY FEMINISM IS BAD?
First part Amelia and Abigail, old friends with differing views on feminism, found themselves engrossed in a spirited debate within the cozy confines of a local coffee shop. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafted through the air as they settled into plush armchairs, each armed with their convictions.
One Secret Factor Boosting Women’s Self Worth
In the last decade, women have become a force to be reckoned with in determining significant others. Self-value and dignity-alongside matching demands for respect from their male counterparts-are on the rise.
Three Times Nine
THREE TIMES NINE Once upon a time there was a young woman and her life was perfect. She had an exciting job in the big city. She had a cute one bedroom she'd decorated with items she'd carefully curated from antique stores and outdoor markets that she'd discovered on walking tours of the city, hand-in-hand with her boyfriend, on Saturday mornings. Sunday mornings were for lounging in bed, catching up on the news and eating bagels, wiping the cream cheese from each other's lips, while gazing into each other's eyes. She had nothing to complain about. Except one small thing. So small she berated herself for letting it bother her at all. But bother her it did and increasingly so, as these things do.
Viral Video of Namibian Cop Beating Pregnant Girlfriend Men's Comments Just As Disgusting His Reason Has Been Revealed
Wednesday, 1 November 2023 By: TB Obwoge While reading the early morning news in several African countries, I came upon the Namibia news. It was a post of a video that had gone viral, people were shown a man who was identified as a police officer.
Picture this: A frazzled mother of two, knee-deep in diapers and spilled apple juice, suddenly gets hit by a bolt of entrepreneurial lightning. This is the laugh-out-loud story of how I, a sleep-deprived mom determined to conquer the chaos, decided to become a business maven and show my little ones that dreams come true – even if they're wearing mismatched socks.
SACRIFICIAL LAMB The late afternoon sun worked its way through the filthy attic window and drifted lazily down onto the stack of boxes that loomed in front of me, silently challenging me to get to work. One more chore to check off on the never-ending list. The funeral arrangements, check, flowers, check, notified family, friends...I didn't know my mother's friends and hadn't been about to search her cluttered desk for an address book. That would be too organized for my mother. She likely kept phone numbers on bits of paper, scattered amongst other bits of paper. My sister, Carole, wasn't inclined to search either, so we'd put a notice in the paper, check. Met with the lawyer about her will, check, canceled credit cards, check, and bank accounts, check. Every one item spawned two more, it seemed. And now we were faced with her house; a lifetime of stuff we'd have to pick through and decide what was garbage and what not, check.
Ghana's LOUDLY Silent Femicide, Suicide & Rape As Gender Minister's Continue Their Silence; Culture Is Killing Women!
Friday, 5 September 2023 By: TB Obwoge I can't write somedays, through tears as I continue to watch the news of new cases of suicide, femicide and rape in Ghana. Just a few days ago a young woman was found hanging in her university hostel, news claims were that she had completed suicide by hanging herself.
In The Gambia Your Vagina Doesn't Belong To You According To "Culture", Islam & Iman Fatty
Wednesday, 27 September 2023 By: TB Obwoge West Africa is trying desperately to remain the worst area in Africa for women, sinking into the worst in the entire world. Religion and culture will kill Africans, as parents, religious leaders of government insist on the most outdated mentalities, practices and abuses all in the name of culture & religion.