Black People : African viewpoint: Male fiefdom?

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  1. Amnat77

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    In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, Sola Odunfa considers why women have such a hard time in politics in Nigeria.

    Nigerians hold their womenfolk in high regard generally but, as we say here, it takes two hands to wash either clean.

    The woman draws much respect and admiration from all as the mother of the land but it appears when she seeks to add the role of father she has crossed the line and becomes fair game.

    This unwritten cultural rule plays out on a daily basis in various spheres of life in Nigeria - though unreported, as lawyers will say.

    Now politics has taken centre stage nationally and campaigns for April's elections are truly warming up, men are being separated from boys.

    It takes a woman with extraordinary guts to even take a look-in - but that may be changing.
    Nude poster threat

    Enter Senator Gbemisola Saraki, a true daughter of her father's fiefdom. She's got the courage - and more.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12511765
     
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    Hmmm....but she's slinging mud....

     
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