NEW MUSIC: MAVINS - DOROBUCCI ft Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja.
One of the biggest songs of the year finally gets a video.
(they could have gotten better dancers though)
explaining anxiety is the fucking worst because you feel like an idiot for being bothered by the things that bother you but it’s such an intense fear right at your core so you have to go through all of these other levels of yourself to try and get someone else to understand it
I am appreciative of this brand of feminism in our societies, and I think it is right to celebrate motherhood and the achievements of revolutionary African women. However I also realize that this is not enough. On one hand, I am compelled to agree that we have a culture that celebrates women. On the other, I suggest that it is a culture that celebrates only certain types of women, women that easily fit into our notions of who a ‘proper woman’ is, on what she does, on how she carries herself. This celebration actively excludes sex workers, queer women, and women who express their sexualities and freedoms in ways that do not adhere to what is commonly accepted.
I want our feminism in Ghana to progress from the safety of ‘women’s rights’, to an ideological framework that actively confronts oppressive patriarchal systems on all fronts, because it has harmed female and also male bodies for centuries. I want our feminism to look like this, but I am afraid that this is extreme: Ghanaian women do not want this feminism, it is foreign, it is unwanted.
[….] I realise that feminism manifests in different ways for different women and that, ultimately, it is not necessary for everyone to have the same priorities and concerns. I do maintain, however, that it is important to make sure that our differences intersect, rather than restrict. In thinking about the ways to promote a rigorous framework for the practice of feminism, there is the challenge to design something that is radical, and yet cuts across all the vast social categories that exist across Africa.
Is the popular feminism we are promoting one that boxes women in, or one that allows them to be different kinds of women? And most importantly, how do we make our work inclusive, especially for the marginalised communities in our societies, if our most popular form of female empowerment fails to embrace them?"
- Deborah Akua Frempong from her article Yearning for an all-embracing African Feminism , 29 May 2014.
Read it the full article here.
Sona - No Wahala.
Most people would never dream of touting around the dismembered bodies of White American and European kids after a mass shooting. Did you see that for Virginia Tech students? How about Columbine? Perhaps Newton?
Why? Because there’s reverence for their privacy and sympathy is innately felt, because no one needs a fucking visual aid to feel compelled to stand against violence when its against a particular populace.
But apparently, that standard erodes for Palestinian kids and ‘awareness campaigns’ trump respect and not brandishing most likely unconsensual pictures of foreign brown children brown up to pieces, existing on social media circuits to haunt family members and trigger other survivors of war who’ve seen those images far too many times in their life.
Get it together, have some fucking integrity and keep that disrespectful shit off social media platforms."