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The history of church-sanctioned misogyny and violence against women

The history of church-sanctioned misogyny and violence against women

It is impossible to divorce institutionalised violence against women from the Christian faith and the church as a body. For what feels like an eternity, Christianity, its doctrines and the church have helped shape harmful sexist narratives while perpetuating grievous harm against women. In the early modern period, the church spearheaded baseless witch hunts that…

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Two Nigerian Women Share Their Experiences With Fatphobia And How It Has Affected Their Lives

It’s This Weird Sexualisation, Fetishisation, Sexism And Fatphobia All Rolled In One – Two Nigerian Women Share Their Experiences With Fatphobia And How It Has Affected Their Lives

We spoke to some women about their unique experiences and how they are treated because they look somehow that was deemed “unsatisfactory” by societal standards.  Grace was in a student council meeting that was making plans for a marathon. She decided to contribute, suggesting that they provide refreshments for the athletes and spectators. The man…

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