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Stella Nyanzi: The rude vagina-poem-writing hero Uganda needs - African Arguments
The fearsome feminist activist is now determined to use her ongoing court case to “educate the nation”. On 9 May 2019, the Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi finally entered court after multiple postponements in her case and a long wait on the day itself. As she took to the stand in the packed out courtroom, the magistrate suggested the defendant take a seat. Nyanzi was about to accept the offer when she heard the official’s comment that “as a woman, it might be too much for her to keep standing”. At this, Nyanzi immediately changed her mind, declaring: “I’ll …