The vitriolic reaction to the word feminism from both men and women is because feminism is seen as an elitist and pro-western concept that refuses to acknowledge the African cultural identity, beliefs and lived experience. It is a word now used interchangeably with ‘man-hating-angry-woman-preaching-western-ideology’.
Fidel Castro’s Brigade during the revolutionary war was called the ‘Mau Mau’ in honour of the freedom fighters in the Aberdares and Mount Kenya regions in far away Kenya.
The symbolism of Barrack Obama, the man, was one of his most underrated qualities. Obama was good role model for uprightness and he broaden the scope many had of black maniliness.