#MarketMarchYaba: A group of beautiful young ladies,
feminists stormed Yaba market to create awareness and promote “Stop
Touching Us” “Don’t touch us, you don’t own our bodies, stop harassing
us” campaign against sexual assault and harassment.
ladies were Harassed, embarrassed and insulted by some guys there. They
called them names such as ‘ashawo’ ‘lesbians’ ‘prostitutes’.
One one the “Stop Touching Us” campaigners, Chi Amaka
who is a Production Manager & a feminist narrated their bad
experience at the Yaba market doing their campaign outing.
Read the story as narrated by Chi Amaka, a feminist who shared the videos. “An
interesting day today guys. I was at the #MarketMarchYaba and just
because we said “stop touching us”, they booed us, called us
prostitutes, lesbians and jobless people. They also threw pure water at
us, one landed right on my chest. A guy even touched me TWICE!!!
to see here at all, just being called ashawo . I love it when men try
to prove they are not trash by you know being TRASH. #MarketMarchYaba
I forgot this part. “How dare you say no to harassment? Holy Ghooooost fire”
They said a lot of things I’ve seen here from “educated men”.
If you don’t want us touch you dress well. Who are you that we shouldn’t touch you. If you don’t want us to touch you don’t come here. You should be fighting for more important things (this made me laugh)..
You go marry yourself? You sef don’t touch us (street whataboutism) You no dey Bleep? I get your type for house You no even fine. #MarketMarchYaba
“Ashawo, they no dey work”
Another “Stop Touching Us” campaigner, Moromoke @mo_romoke recounts their ordeal too. She wrote:
was a success! The reaction was unexpected for me. Like the Yaba boys
threw water and stones at us, it was as if we unleashed the beast in
them and today I saw the physical demonstration of mysogyny, they got
aggressive and resorted to physical abuse.”
Another campaigner, Lisa @LisaOnyimonyi said:
” And what we’ve learned today from this march is: 1. Those men feel entitled to touch a woman. 2. They won’t take responsibility for their actions. 3. They hate women. Clearly. 4. They’re angry women are finally speaking up against the harassment. #MarketMarchYaba”
See more photos from the #MarketMarchYaba and Watch videos Here of how Yaba boys embarrassed them….