In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy over an interview CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with a local actress and model Moesha Boduong made this connection clear.
There’s little doubt #MeToo is having an impact on the public conversation in Australia — as it is in the US and other countries. And, the complexity and specificity of different women’s experiences, especially nonwhite women, is showing itself to be a critical part of that conversation — particularly in light of the country’s recent colonial past and current racial inequality.
At 7 years old, like thousands of Bohra girls before her, Masooma Ranalvi, now 51, underwent female circumcision. And, like the thousands of young girls before her, she too, was lured by women in her family with the promise of an outing to get ice cream or a special treat.
Seizing on the national outrage, many women suggested either boycotting the Running of the Bulls or attending it dressed in black. Pamplona feminists ultimately rejected both forms of protest, calling them detrimental to their decadeslong work to “reclaim” the festival for women.