It is not everyday you get to to meet one of the cool feminists in the world. But today was the day!
So, let me introduce you to Stella Nyanzi!
This woman was imprisoned in a maximum security prison just because she called Uganda’s president: “a pair of buttocks”. Yeah, you heard right!
She called the Ugandan president “a pair of buttocks” because during the recent election campaign, he had promised Ugandan school girls free menstrual pads – since 3 out of 10 girls in Uganda don’t go to school when they’re on their period.
When the president had been re-elected, his wife Janet Museveni, Education Minister in Uganda, stated back in February there was no money in the budget for free menstrual pads.