The ongoing #BeingFemaleInNigeria campaign started out as a means of getting women in Nigeria to share their gender experiences. The high amount of participation has gotten the social media trend international recognition. Women have been sharing how they have been inhibited by cultural and social barriers, cautioned for taking on masculine roles, discriminated by their own parents etc.
While women are speaking out against gender inequality in Nigeria (by portraying themselves as the victims of a patriarchal society), another campaign fighting for masuline gender equality with #DontMancriminate is making waves on Twitter.
The campaign started from a feature in an Indian online lifestyle, fashion and technology magazine called Magcomm. The campaign, which features faces of popular Hollywood actors with graphic tapes over their mouth, advocates that men are also sufferers of gender inequality and discrimination and opposes feminism as a way of life. With strong (although funny) points about how men are treated unfairly by women, they attempt to convince the public that women are not the only ones facing oppression..
Here are photos with points from the campaign:
What do you think? Who is right – the men or the women?