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#BeingFemaleInNigeria Reveals Discrimination Faced By Nigerian Women

01/07/2015 15:38 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 15:59 BST
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HAY-ON-WYE, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09: Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attends the Hay Festival on June 9, 2012 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

The woman hailed as Beyonce’s favourite feminist has sparked a powerful online gender equality movement, with women opening up about attitudes towards marriage, work, violence and rape.

A Nigerian book group of men and women, who had been reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay ‘Everyone Should Be a Feminist’ (an adaptation of her TED talk which was sampled by Queen Bey), began discussing their experience of discrimination against women.

Florence Warmth, a member of the group, told Buzzfeed: “We were discussing the book, started talking about our own experiences and thought we should take this to a larger audience.”

So the #BeingFemaleInNigeria trend was born with women discussing attitudes to dating, marriage and finding a husband…

Several referenced inequality in the workplace…

Accommodation also seems to be tricky…

Some told stories of harassment in public…

Some were particularly dark, discussing rape and violence…

Many men also got involved..

Although a select few were less understanding…