Why Activist Stella Nyanzi's Radical Rudeness Scares Ugandan Govt

Frustrated with governance issues in Uganda last year, human rights defender and academic Stella Nyanzi called President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" on Facebook, and found herself facing charges in court. But the case is about more than a clever meme that landed one activist in jail. It's about whether we take women seriously when they fight back against powerful men, write Wade Mcmullen & Rebecca Sheff in African Arguments.

Makerere University academic Dr Stella Nyanzi, left, in court on May 22, 2017.


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