Corrective rape, the price of misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigerians last week

With its avowed conservatism and self-proclaimed devotion to traditional values, Nigeria’s public discussion landscape is seeing an increase in conversations that step out of the narrow dichotomy that defines conservative discourse – good or evil, wrong and right, acceptable and unacceptable.

Nigeria’s 47% youth population is having conversations its respectability-obsessed predecessors could only dream of having.

We collated some of those dynamic conversations on Naija Twitter last week that fit the themes of our non-binary blog. Read, enjoy, join the conversation if you want to and better yet take action.

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If you thought all the conversions we keep having on mental health and empathy achieves nothing, think again.

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Lesbians, perhaps more than gay men, have it worse when it comes to violent homophobia. No surprise there.

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We wrote about Bolu Okupe’s coming out and the uproar it raised in Nigeria’s blogosphere here.

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We can’t talk about this enough. Special needs Nigerians deserve better. Read this story of two kids of ‘special needs’ we published last week for deeper context.

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A now-deleted tweet by @drpenking detailing his friend’s experience being denied Australian visa for homophobic tweets sparked a conversation about the consequences of homophobia. We wrote about that here.

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@Kofi_Seven attracted massive disagreement over this. We wrote about 3 men’s experience with what he asserted in his tweets here to better understand the thinking that drives this feeling.

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One will think in 2021 our idea of masculinity shouldn’t be limited to cis-gendered heterosexual men only. Alas …

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Misogyny is harmful to women as well as men, but women so much more. No one should be forced to do business with people who don’t recognise their full humanity.

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Adult women not being able to travel without the consent of their spouse –  who is an equal, must die in 2021.

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