Earlier in the week the hashtag: #BeingFemaleInNigeria trended worlwide. The trending topic which which caught the attention of news outlets like CNN, BBC, Huffington Post & BBC sought to highlight the everyday experiences of gender discrimination against women in Nigeria.
According to BBC, it started at a small book club meeting in Abuja on Sunday. Its members were discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” and then started to describe their own challenges and experiences. They discussed taking the discussion to a larger group and on Monday, a member of the book club Florence Warmate started tweeting her thoughts with the hashtag #BeingFemaleinNigeria, and soon it became a worldide trending topic on all media platforms not just Twitter.
But one thing I noticed from the tweets was that men seemed to take a lot of offence to it. When I set out my own tweets using the hashtag, the negative responses were all from men. So it comes as no surprise that the guys have responded with theirs: #BeingMaleInNigeria…
See the tweets after the jump