The Chimamanda Backlash is Unacceptable


According to a 2015 report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day and a high percentage of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, including Nigeria. A recent UNICEF report states that for every 10 minutes, one woman dies on account of pregnancy or childbirth in Nigeria.

This is one reason among many that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does not believe in equating the experiences of trans women/ girls and women and girls born, well, women and girls. And then there is Boko Haram, female genital mutilation, child marriage, girls being banned from school because they menstruate.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, there is a backlash against Chimamanda from supposedly intersectional feminists because she didn’t tout the Liberal Feminist line that trans women ARE women and thus there is some shared experience –…

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