Interview, Published Articles

10 Questions for Joy Isi Bewaji, MD Happenings Radio

Joy Isi Bewaji, who is the Managing Director at Happenings Radio, and also the Managing Editor at Happenings Magazine, is a writer, lifestyle editor, presenter, publicist, author and playwright. Her most recent play, ‘The Story of My Vagina’ was presented in December by the Crown Troupe of Africa.

I had 10 questions for JIB, who is also the convener of The Conversation, a bi-monthly event tackling issues of gender equality, patriarchy and abuse. Read the interview here.

Family Life, Published Articles

Must a Woman Take Her Husband’s Surname?

Reading Hillary Clinton’s biography, A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein, I was astounded by the fuss Americans made over Hillary’s decision to keep using her maiden name, instead of taking on her husband’s surname. Her remaining Hillary Rodham not only caused her mother-in-law great distress, it actually affected her husband during his gubernatorial campaign. Read more…

Published Articles

Is Your Feminism Ruining Your Marriage?

I want to talk about YOUR feminism, because it is very likely that you are the designer of that thing you’re touting as feminism.

Women still earn less than men in many parts of the world even when they are as qualified as, or even more qualified than their male counterparts. Many women still have their clitorises cut off as babies because God forbid that a woman should enjoy sex.

A girl child misbehaves? She must be disciplined and taught a lesson so that she won’t go and disgrace the family when she gets to her husband’s house. A boy child misbehaves? Ah, you know boys will be boys…

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