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THE QUESTION OF WOMEN BEING THE WEAKER SEX

I am always amazed when people justify discrimination against women on the basis of strength. No sooner have you made a statement emphasizing the need for provision of equal playing fields for members of both sexes— equal opportunities in every sector of the economy for the male and female—than you’re ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 9)

I honestly believe that like sci-fi movies have been preaching from time immemorial, one day, machines will completely take over the world, leaving us in subservience to their every whim and caprice. It is already happening, if you look closely. You’ll want to send a message to your girlfriend, telling ...

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One Reason to Keep Living

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Depression is a real bastard. If it’s ever visited you, you understand. Such a clever and persuasive liar, it doesn’t require facts to rob you of your hope. You may have all the evidence in the world in front of you that life is beautiful and ...

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The Piece About Election Year Coming Up, And Nigerian Politicians Remembering That Homosexuality Exists (Again)

Originally published on Ynaija.com Like death and taxes, you can always depend on Nigerian politicians to skirt important issues and focus on misplaced priorities. Masters of diversion and petty politics, Nigerian politicians seem to amp up their politicking once elections start to draw close, or the voting public’s confidence in ...

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THE WICKEDNESS THAT TOUCHED MY SOUL

I am Harry. I am nineteen years old, but I grew up way faster than I was supposed to. Even as I write this, I am not sure I want to talk about this. But I’m persevering because, if by doing so without shame, if it will have less power ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 8)

Let me tell you a story involving karma and sex. Ehen! I knew it. Children of the world! I know this is the entry you’ll like. I have had to do this because someone came to my inbox and said, “Uncle Stephen, leave all this explanation of offshore life. Give ...

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The Five times Beyoncé Has Been Influenced By The Nigerian Culture

Originally published on click2houston.com Beyoncé lit up the Internet (again) when she shared pictures of her African-themed “Carter push party” to celebrate her pregnancy. Pictures posted on social media showed Queen Bey decked out in African attire with her husband, Jay Z. In a video posted by the star’s mother, ...

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IT’S OKAY TO BE A BAD FEMINIST

Dearest Friend and Feminist, ‎ Feminism is not for perfect people. Come with your flaws. Come with your quirks. Come with your peculiarities. Come with your religious beliefs and come with everything you have, and as you are. Don’t be roped into thinking that you need to be perfect or ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 7)

The risks of working at sea lurk at every corner like a predator waiting to prey on your carelessness and take you to the great beyond. Risk is a huge shareholder in the business of offshore drilling, and its powers are curtailed by always allowing common sense and intense safety, ...

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BAD THINGS HAPPENING TO GOOD PEOPLE

By all accounts, I had a happy, contented childhood. My parents (God bless them plenty) did their best to balance love and discipline in their efforts to bring up my siblings and I into grown-ups they could take pride in. They say it takes a village to bring up a ...

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