She wrote a poem about a vagina. It landed her in jail

Updated 0343 GMT (1143 HKT) July 8, 2019

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Kampala, Uganda (CNN) — How do women get men who are standing in the way of gender equality to listen to them? Grab them by their genitalia.
That's the radical suggestion offered by jailed Ugandan feminist Stella Nyanzi.
"Unless you grab and squeeze hard, they're not listening," she said, wearing traditional African kitenge, red lipstick and a wry smile before a recent court hearing.
The academic, who has been in Luzira Women's Prison for eight months, is on trial after the government accused her of "cyber harassment and offensive communication" for penning and posting a poem on Facebook.</