Two Peas in a Pod: Constructing Gender Within the Feminist Discourse

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Journal Title: Commonwealth Law Review Journal
Author(s): Oriola O. Oyewole
Published On: 14/09/2022
Volume: 8
First Page: 437
Last Page: 466
ISSN: 2581-3382
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Oriola O. Oyewole, Two Peas in a Pod: Constructing Gender Within the Feminist Discourse, Volume 8, Commonwealth Law Review Journal, 437-466, Published on 14/09/2022, Available at


Over the years, the concept of feminism has witnessed an expansion. Set against this background, this paper critically explores feminism in Africa, especially Nigeria. In addition, it examines the distinction between the western perception of feminism and African perspectives on feminism by highlighting the marked differences between the contexts. The paper argues that the progress of feminism in Nigeria is piecemeal because of cultural barriers and strict adherence to native laws and customs. Furthermore, the paper appraises the proliferation of different thoughts on feminism, findings reveal that the concept of feminism has been overstretched beyond its meaning. This study uses a qualitative research method to investigate the development of feminism.

Keywords: Gender Equality, Patriarchy, Feminism, Sexism

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