Why transgender Africans turned against a famous feminist

Why transgender Africans turned against a famous feminist

A leading African writer has transfixed the internet with her comments on gender – but fellow Nigerians say they feel hurt. Transgender women in...

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A leading African writer has transfixed the internet with her comments on gender – but fellow Nigerians say they feel hurt.

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Transgender women in Africa have benefited from “male privilege” because they grew up as men. With this argument, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie kicked off a vexed discussion, trending everywhere from Facebook to Teen Vogue.

But a less noticed discussion has been the pained one among gay and transgender Nigerians. BBC Trending has been speaking to the leading voices.

It all began last weekend when Adichie, a best-selling Nigerian novelist and outspoken feminist, was asked in an interview with Channel 4 News whether a transgender woman was “any less of a real woman.”

 

Full story trending on BBC : http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-39271690

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