Feminist meaning: A feminist is someone who supports equal rights for women. The word feminist comes from feminism, which originally meant simply “being feminine,” or “being a woman,” but gained the meaning “advocacy of women’s rights” in the late 1800s….
Feminist Coalition aka Feminist Co, (see website) has released a statement after Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, addressed the nation regarding the #EndSARS protests.
Feminist Co – a group of passionate advocates who helped make the #EndSARS peaceful protests organized, by sourcing for funds, coordinating protesters, and providing food, security, medical care, legal support and other services for protesters – revealed the plan moving forward.
The Feminist Coalition group explained that they will no longer be accepting donations for the End SARS protests as they’ve asked everyone to go home and “stay safe”.
They also stated that they condemn the recent violence and believe no Nigerian life is worth losing.
They commiserated with people who lost loved ones, adding that the dead should be recognized as heroes.
They further explained how the donations remaining in their account will be used. The money left will be used to provide medical care for the sick, legal aid for the wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality as well as families of the deceased.
They ended by stating that the group will now go back to doing what it was created for – championing the advancement of the Nigerian woman.
Nigerians have reacted to the statement by asking why they are throwing in the towel so soon. Some thanked them for their service and said it’s best to be alive to fight another day.
Below is the full statement and some reactions to it.