Our Cultural Barbarism As Africans | Have We Heard of Civilisation?

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As a Human Rights Advocate and having studied International Human Rights Law in comparative, I find it interesting and yet shocking that Africa and certain parts of Asia continue to openly subject women to inhumane and degrading treatments, sanctioned by the people’s inelastic conception of culture.

We’ve had several waves of feminist movements in the West which have challenged and abolished thestatus quo that handled women as sexual objects of different eras, we’ve zoomed past the era of Enlightenment into an era where personal autonomy takes the most important seat in the discourse.

Africa and for this note Ghana, it seems to me, has not heard of the need to uphold Human Rights when it clashes with cultural tenets. The below photo, seems to me, to only entrench the idea that older men can freely take a look and bite of younger women and nothing else.

If this photo has any cultural significance, I bet it would be the weave—because the photo literally looks like a perfect opportunity for the town’s aged to have frequent uncensored entertainment, with young girls being the play cards.

Perhaps, some would argue radical feminism as women having the right to show whatever they want—something Madonna and Rihanna champion, but this is nothing like radical feminism, these women have no choice. They are compelled, somewhat abused, to take part in this and that undermines any conception of human autonomy or libertarianism, a violation of their dignity and womanhood.

What’s civilisation if we can’t leave behind such fiendish practices and what a “benign” population we’ve become if we can’t condemn this.

ODB’s in action!

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]

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  1. Have u even been to South Africa and Lesotho? Both countries celebrate what they call reed dance ceremony every year. Basically, hundreds of young and old women come together half naked. Screw civilization and stop writing shit. Tell me, homosexuality is what u call civilization?

    1. It’s only a Lunatic who will say screw civilization, especially on the internet, when the person is using a tool or machinery made only possible by civilization. You see the irony?

      1. What do you call civilization? You have discarded your culture and copied someones blindly and you call that civilization? We are indeed a lost generation. What is civilized about the western culture? what???

      2. What’s ur problem Claire? I ain’t talking about computer or internet. The whole article is fake. To me, the “civilization” doesn’t exist. We live in the societies with different cultural practices and norms. And i believe this so-called “western civilization” is the reason why african folks have lost their cultural identities and practices. Actually, Africans need to respect their traditions. En réalité les africains sont quand même perdus leur mentalités et connaisances. I heard lotta chicks in ghana don’t let u fuck ’em if u don’t lick ’em. Ça c’est vraiment fou

    2. Homosexuality is evil, and should not be discussed here. Africa has a rich culture and tradition and we are proud of it but some culture and tradition is bullshit!! It was created by some old pervert elders and must be thrown away. Now What has the people who dress half naked in South Africa and Losotho done for the development of their country? Was the town planning and the sewage system done by them? Do the people who created the technology we are using watch their daughters nudity and get the feeling to marry 10 young women like they do in Southing part of Africa? Is time to sterilize our attitude of this mental Bactria of useless culture.

  2. Mr Editor to you civilisation be is essentially anything western. Female nudity in culture is neither barbaric nor uncivilised. What about those nudes who parade about on the beaches of your much-admired west? What I would call ‘cultural nudity’ is asexual. It has nothing to do with human rights or civilisation. Women who bare their souls in a cultural setup do so willingly; they are not forced to do so. The downside of modern social media is the plethora of nude photos of women on the internet, an accepted culture invented by the west. I suppose you will call it civilised because it came from the west. Your concept of human rights is not the same as the one I studied and advocate.