Creative Ingenuity and Gender Studies in a Digital Era: A Rumination on Some Selected Playtexts

Mohammed-Kabir Jibril Imam, Lucy Ada Odusina-Onaivi


Academic discourse and scholars for decades, have shifted attention to gender issues. The area of gender discourse that most received this attention, is maltreatment and subjugation of women or the girl-child. But little or no attention has been given to the area of women battering men or wife battering husband. It is so disheartening to note that men are also subjects of maltreatment in the hands of women and cannot talk about it. Thus, many of them are dying in silence. The study aims at examining the spate at which this menace has eaten deep into the ‘flesh’ of men. The paper achieves this through the study of some playtexts that silently house the issues of women battering men and how this can be read or seen through digitalized means, especially now that the world has become a global village. In order to attain this fit, the researchers adopt the qualitative research methodology through content analysis and merging it through digital means for wider coverage of their contents. The research therefore, concludes that if playtexts are studied beyond ordinary reading, more messages and information would be found through them. The study thus, recommends that once such messages are discovered, they should be presented to the world (audience) via digital means for wider and broader viewing.


Maltreatment; Subjugation; Discourse; Women and Attention

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