The patriarchal/andro-centricity spectre which is the foundation of gender based discrimination variously manifests it self in all spheres of social life in Africa including ; the politics , economics , law , the church , the family and the state . The basic philosophy of an androcentric social system is male control and domination vis-à-vis women subordination or oppression . Under this status quo the power to control and tame is ‘vested'' in the men . The fallacies behind this kind of philosophy explicate the apparent misogynistic practices that violate the inherent dignity and person of women in Sub-Saharan Africa . This book argues that gender equity and women''s economic and social rights will continue to be a mere rhetoric in Sub-Saharan Africa if the asymmetrical power relations between men and women are not addressed.