The Consent Workshop Dear Men, Here’s How To Be An Ally

Dear Men, Here’s How To Be An Ally

I’ll be spelling ‘women’ as ‘womxn’ in this article. Just to piss off the patriarchy lords and ladies. Feminist activist, Eniola Hu is of the opinion—which I strongly believe and accept— that men cannot be feminists. However, you can be an ally. We define male allies as members of an advantaged group (men) who are committed to building relationships with womxn, expressing as little sexism in their own behaviour as possible, understanding the social privilege conferred by their gender, and demonstrating active efforts to address and smash gender inequalities at work, home, society and everywhere they find themselves. So, here’s what you MUST know to become an ally or be… Read More

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The Consent Workshop How to be a Feminist Ally, for 'Feminist Allies'.

How to be a Feminist Ally, for ‘Feminist Allies’.

We live in times where not only have men thought it cool to be identified as a feminist ally, they have made said space male-centric, doing the opposite of what the word allyship connotes. Feminist allyship in this sense has become a tool in the arsenal of soft-core misogynists, to be dangled and ultimately withdrawn in the faces of women when they don’t present themselves as good feminists.  It is disguised in eloquent threads on twitter that reek of faux intelligence, misunderstood ideologies and a casual condescension of women. In essence, allies today make it seem as though feminists should be grateful that they are being offered the strong support of men.  Sound… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Reforming Sexual Laws In Nigeria

Reforming Sexual Laws In Nigeria

We can begin the conversation on the current state of the framework of sexual laws in Nigeria and its possible improvement, by an examination of the existing legal protection, if any, provided by the Nigerian law. It is certainly not out of place to assert that Nigerian laws on sexual harassment seem to be inadequate and for victims of sexual harassment to be properly protected in Nigeria effective protection must be provided by our laws. In this article, we will focus on the provisions in Nigerian law regarding rape, specifically marital rape and the age of consent.  The criminal code defines rape as any sexual intercourse with anyone without his or… Read More

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The Consent Workshop TCW Art Exhibition 2019

TCW Art Exhibition 2019

It was a success! On Saturday, May 25th, 10 months after our pilot workshop, The Consent Workshop had its first art exhibition. A gathering of talented diaspora artists who explored the themes of rape culture, policing bodies and black identity in their work. Artists included Ugonna, Bahatii, Nelson, Morenike, Tamar and Deji. Facilitated by Mary Asekome of the Canadian Federation of Students and Funmi Taiwo of ThriveM, our art exhibition had an engaged audience of over 150 gathered and eager to learn about consent. The workshop included a host of activities and discussions that dissected rape culture, attitudes and body shaming. It was a perfect space for necessary learning.  Included… Read More

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The Consent Workshop #EndWarOnNigerianWomen

#EndWarOnNigerianWomen

The Consent Workshop in partnership with sister organizations, is launching a campaign to protest the harassment of women looking to make informed decisions about their reproductive health, and organizations that offer these services.#EndWarOnNigerianWomen On Tuesday, May 21st, Police officers raided a Marie Stopes Clinic in Lagos, harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential client information. Marie Stopes offers free and affordable family planning services to women and men, pregnancy tests, pre and post-natal care, treatment and services for sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV testing and ultrasound and laboratory services. They have trained staff who offer counselling and treatment especially to those who cannot afford the costs at… Read More

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