Women Awareness and Use of Feminist Blogs in Nigeria: A Focus on Fida, Anambra State

Cornelius Aghadiegwu Ukwueze, Rita Chinelo Onyeka


This study examined women awareness and use of feminist blogs in Nigeria using International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Anambra as a case study. The main purpose of the study is to find out through quantitative method of survey the usage appeal of feminist blogs on women and whether they take advantage of the platform to pursue their agenda especially those of promoting the welfare of women and children globally. The use of women from Anambra state chapter was considered ideal and representative of the Association because they share the same and uniform ideology nationally and even globally and represent a class of highly educated women who arguably may follow the new media trend. The study which was anchored on the Uses and Gratifications theory found out that only a negligible number of women are aware of feminist blogs. It is also inferred from the findings that awareness does not translate to knowledge which can promote usage. It was therefore recommended that there is need for inclusion of courses that can enhance knowledge of new media as part of the curriculum for students in Nigerian Law Schools to help address the dearth of knowledge about these platforms.

Keywords: feminist blogs, FIDA, feminism, awareness and use, new media.

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