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Intra-gender subjugation among women in Nigeria: a study of Stephanie Okere’s <i>Dry</i>

Emmanuel Onyeka Ebekue


Feminism has been preoccupied with rescuing the female folk from the stranglehold of patriarchy. The wave over the years has sought to achieve equality and equity between the male and female gender. However, the oppression of the woman has not been totally a man’s affair as history has shown that women also undergo oppression and subjugation in the hands of fellow women. This is what this work terms women on women oppression and this research was geared towards establishing the existence of intra-gender oppression among women in Nigeria. In order to authoritatively achieve this, the researcher hinged the research on Laura Mulvey’s Male Gaze theory. The researcher used the qualitative research method with the case study approach for the data analysis. The findings show that intra-gender oppression is prominent within the Nigerian geo-space.

Keywords: Oppression, women and Nigeria

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print ISSN: 2006-6910