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Namibia’s First Lady Takes Back her Power in Viral Video

First Lady Monica Geingos, marked International Women’s Day with a powerful message to internet trolls, who she says have hurled insults at her on social media. “I’ve decided that enough is enough… I will not be silenced anymore,” Geingos said in a video posted on social media Monday. The 44-year-old said she has frequently been subjected to “slut-shaming,” and has been labeled as “fat, ugly, stupid and too ambitious” by cyber bullies. Geingos is the third wife of Namibian President Hage Geingob, 79. They married in 2015 and have no children. “When they are not asking when or if my husband will impregnate me…. When I’m not ‘busy being a manipulative, deceitful gold-digger,’ I am ‘busy running the country’ as I have ‘bewitched my old Sugar Daddy husband’ who is ‘too blind to see through my feminine charms,'” Geingos said in the video which has gone viral. Geingos charged women to speak up for themselves when harassed and posted the video online using the hashtag #YourSilenceWillNotProtectYou. Geingos was rated one of Namibia’s most influential people before her marriage to Geingob, who had previously served as the country’s prime minister.