The Consent Workshop Religion and Misogynistic Doctrines

Religion and Misogynistic Doctrines

There is no doubt that religion plays a very crucial role in the perpetuity of rape culture in modern society.  In predominantly orthodox Muslim countries, we see this in the inability of women to access certain privileges without permission or consent of a male relative being either husbands or fathers. In a lot of cultures, women are second-class citizens, not able to inherit lands, not able to access education outside of traditional gender-based education,and prevented from expressing individuality. To a sexist society, being a woman is an insufficiency. Don’t believe me? Here are three instances of doctrine taught by mainstream religion and how they perpetuate misogyny. Let’s start from “the beginning.” Woman… Read More

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The Consent Workshop Everything I Have Learnt From Feminists Online

Everything I Have Learnt From Feminists Online

Paragraph Stephanie C Odili is a feminist writer and author, whose work focuses on writing, speaking and advocating for gender equality, education, nation building, climate change and productive living. She has written over 200 articles and is now a top writer in feminism on Medium. Womanhood surrounds what can be offered and controlled. In our world, womanhood is the absence of personhood. – Ashley A Cummings. I want to start by saying that I am deeply sorry for not attributing each of these lessons to individual people. I have been collecting these notes for about a year and lost track of who said what. But most importantly, I have grown… 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 Religion and Rape Culture

Religion and Rape Culture

Consent is a voluntary affirmative response required before engaging in any physical and/or sexual activity. As simple as this is, it’s unfortunate that the idea of consent is disregarded, rejected and even frowned upon in many parts of the world. Religion has also played a huge role is the violation of consent where it concerns women. As a result, many women and girls have been subjected to inhumane treatment and stripped of their autonomy – their rights over their bodies and lives. For such a regressive postulation to have existed for thousands of years, various belief systems were put in place in different societies to ensure that it continues to thrive… Read More

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The Consent Workshop TCW Chat: Dayo Adedapo

TCW Chat: Dayo Adedapo

Dayo Adedapo is an accomplished professional working in a global bank and an amateur philosopher. Look him up on Twitter @TrophyHusbandD where he discusses a varied range of topics from Feminism to Politics via musings of Love Island. Dayo enjoys eating, procrastinating and drinking wine and he lives in Northampton UK with his partner who is also a banker. Dayo aspires to be an author once he gets the whole ‘procrastination’ thing out of his system. Look out for his book in 2020 or 2030…depending. This week we had a conversation about consent and toxic masculinity and here is what he had to say. Understanding Consent What does consent mean… Read More

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