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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

Marvel Hints That New Series Won’t Be Added to Netflix Slate

Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment, has hinted that no new series will be added to the Marvel Netflix slate. In 2019, Disney plans to launch its own streaming service. It’s clearly intended as a rival to Netflix, a fact that has left Marvel fans tense and concerned. Back in ...

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In The Dark

It is early morning. You lean over with a groan and your arm brushes against naked skin. Your drowsy brain isn’t sure what your hand touched so you go for a second pass. You grab unto a cheek. You squeeze. Your dick yawns a protracted yawn and opens its one ...

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Meryl Streep to Star in ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 and I’m Screaming

If you can’t hear anything right now, it might be because of all the screaming coming from here. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Meryl Streep will join the cast of the upcoming second season of hit HBO awards machine, Big Little Lies, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, ...

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Dismantling The Sexual Harassment Claim Against Aziz Ansari

I recently heard about Aziz Ansari being involved in a sex scandal. The outrage was alarming. So I read about the so-called ‘sexual harassment’. And I fear that at the rate we are going, we are watering down sexual harassment to mean “he did not pull down my panties gently”. ...

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14: An Anthology of Queer Art | Vol. 2: The Inward Gaze

Last year, the group simply known as 14 debuted its agenda with an anthology of LGBT art and stories themed “We Are Flowers”, which was very well received. This year, maintaining that agenda of protesting the injustice of the draconian anti-LGBT law signed into existence by President Jonathan and celebrating ...

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Rape Is Not Only When There’s Blood And A Crying Girl

I can’t say I remember exactly how it started but on the night I just got home, slightly tipsy from alcohol, my brothers and I got into an argument about consent that left me going “What the fuck?” You are on twitter and you see random people saying these outrageous ...

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Four Years Later

It is exactly 4 years since the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) act was passed into law under President Goodluck Jonathan. I woke up the morning after the law was passed feeling ecstatic and filled with God’s love. Finally, after fifty-four years of independence, Nigeria was going to get so much ...

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WHO WILL SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF GOD?

I was recently in an Aba-bound bus from Umuahia. I was seated by the window, slightly regretting the fact that my phone battery was low and so I couldn’t occupy my mind with music from my playlist. But I had a book in hand, and even though motion sickness nipped ...

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The Complexity of Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a complex rainbow. If, like me, you were raised in Nigeria as an excessively religious person, but unlike me, you remain a religious fundamentalist jerk and homophobe in your adulthood, you may never learn about or experience the full range of human sexual behaviour and human experience ...

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Is Rihanna Making Womanspreading A Thing?

Anyone who has spent any time around men knows all too well about manspreading. But guys aren’t the only ones who have been taking up a lot of space lately. If anyone is going to make womanspreading a thing, it’s self-confidence guru Rihanna. A quick scroll through her Instagram shows ...

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