Magufuli against birth control?by ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has come under recent criticism for telling women in East Africa, ‘don’t use birth control’. The 58-year-old’s reasons for the outrageous comments are, that somehow, in family planning, women will become ‘lazy’ in not having a large family to ‘work hard’ for. Interestingly, Magufuli makes no mention of men or their […]
Religious Doctrines Are Jeopardising Women’s Healthby Dan Bennett
Often, in important historical and political movements, the rights and needs of women have been sacrificed and relegated to the back of society’s consciousness. Writer Gwendolyn Mikell cites the decolonisation of African countries as an example of this, stating that ‘after independence, male suppression of African women’s political autonomy increased’. This encroachment into the civil rights […]
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Hormones, Periods, and Mental Healthby Dan Bennett
I don’t know what it is about the discussion of women’s reproductive organs that makes people so stand offish, but we need to talk. How many of you experience premenstrual issues or “PMS” before you start your period? Is your anxiety heightened? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelming heaps of sadness, irritability, depression, or rage? […]