What patriarchy is this?
Dr. Stella Nyanzi is known for her bold criticism and controversy.
The academic made headlines when she protested unfair treatment by undressing at a university facility in 2016 – she followed up that dramatic scene by referring to President Museveni as a ‘pair of buttocks’.
Dr. Nyanzi’s posted on social media saying all the leadership positions of Makerere University Academic Staff Association are occupied by ‘penises’.
“Sixteen penises occupy all the leadership positions of the executive committee of MUASA i.e. Makerere University Academic Staff Association,” she said.
Her frustration comes at a time when the government is boasting about empowering women and girls in the country and yet there are a few or no ‘girls’ or ‘women’ occupying some key leadership positions.
“Not a single vagina made it onto the organogram chart for MUASA. Not one vagina! And people say that I am crazy when I puncture holes in blind praise about Museveni empowering women and girls in Uganda,” Dr Nyanzi said, adding, “How is it possible that in this day and age, the oldest university in Uganda has no vagina elected onto the executive of its academic staff association? What patriarchy is this?”
Makerere University has been hit with a number of sexual harassment scandals with the recent being of Dr. Swizen Kyomuhendo who was smoked out in an investigative series on NBS TV.
He was filmed giving a student an appointment to meet at a lodge to clear her exam marks. The student went to the lodge wired with a hidden camera.
Makerere University's top leadership is also occupied by only male including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charger of Finance and Administrations and Academic Registrar.
Dr. Stella Nyanzi also called them 'penises'.