WHO WE ARE
Nation of Mad Men is a radically-progressive community dedicated to fostering important discussions on social liberation and ways we can achieve an empathy-driven society.
Devoted to the cause of social justice, we are concerned with such issues as gender, culture, ageism, race, religion and class; and how those elements of society are influenced by political legislation, media representation and social conditioning.
As staunch activists, we support movements which seek to dismantle perverse socio-political structures which encourage inequality, discrimination, intolerance and tyranny of the majority. We help mobilise crowdfunding and petition signatures for causes which we believe help to promote the rights of all humans to live freely.
Though we are based in Nigeria and do have great focus on the country, the reach of our discussions also sometimes extends to international issues, as factors of intersectionality and globalisation bring certain issues together.
We aim to engineer a cultural shift in discussions on how to make the society more inclusive and egalitarian. Considering the big picture, our goal is to contribute to the achievement of some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goals 5 and 16 (Gender Equality and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
ABOUT OUR NAME
“It took the mad men of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those mad men.” – Thomas Sankara
The name “Nation of Mad Men” neither refers to an actual nation nor a group of mentally-ill folk. In a global society becoming increasingly infested with disturbing herd mentality, it has begun to appear as though only the select few who think outside the box – beyond the normal “sane” conscience of the majority of the society – are the truly rational ones.
Envisioning a group of unapologetic freethinkers who do not conform to society’s limited perspectives, our founder Kanyinsola Olorunnisola, chose the name to reflect this dream.