Trending: #BeingFemaleInNigeria

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An emerging hashtag is trending on Twitter and it is indeed powerful.

#BeingFemaleInNigeria is sparking a conversation about the daily sexism and misogyny women in the country face. Nigeria has been under the international microscope largely due to the April 2014, and subsequent abductions and rape of thousands of girls and women at the hands of the Boko Haram, a radical Islamist extremist group.

As women and girls in the country continue to struggle with such distress, global conversation about their exposure to sexist microaggressions remains relatively under the radar.

But #BeingFemaleInNigeria is changing that.

The Warmate Book Club created the hashtag on Tuesday. It follows a discussion on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedTalk transcript, “We Should All Be Feminists” according to the Huffington Post. The predominantly female group started sharing firsthand accounts of experiencing sexism.


Click here to follow the movement.