5 Things Every Nigerian Woman “NEEDS” When Going Out

July 20, 2020

You, a woman wants to go out and you are not taking these extremely NECCESSARY precautions? Shame!

SHAME

A MAN:

Yes, I know you are single, but any man will do. Brother? Nephew? Cousin? Gateman? Does not really matter. Is he a man? Is he a bit taller than you? Take him along.

Even if he is not really your man

It may not work because they will ask “Chairman” for permission, but you at least tried!

You cannot come and go and kill yourself

A RING:

Okay, dragging whole men around might be a bit stressful, so why not something symbolising your ties to one?

Just keep in mind that Nigerian men cheat a lot, so they probably will not care.

WEAPONS:

A lot of times the second might not work, so this is where the third comes in. I know it is just a short walk, but you need to be more armed than the fighters in Sambisa. Sword, gun, bazooka, battle axe etc will do

SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no, this will not stop the harassment, but it could get them hurt and you may catch a court case.

BAGGY CLOTHES:

Just cover everything and look as unattractive as possible

HANG YOUR GENDER:

Have you tried removing your gender, or hanging it on the coat rack like some people hang their feminism at the door of their marriages? You cannot do it? It is easy. Just take it off

Women have been told time and time again of the different ways they can prevent themselves from getting harassed. The truth is no matter what you do or how you do it, as long as harassers decide to harass, it will not stop. It is not because you did not follow some rules and regulations, but because someone felt they have agency over your own body.

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