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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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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 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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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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WHY IS THE MODERN-DAY CHRISTIAN DETERMINED TO LIVE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?

I am not someone who is ever keen on pushing for humanity to do right by its minorities based on any theological foundations. Frankly, I don’t care for the tenets of religion as much as my parents would like me to. But after watching a 2016 TEDx talk, I wondered ...

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To You Homophobe With Your Opinions

“So then my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to SPEAK, slow to wrath…” – James 1:19. “An acknowledgement of an individual’s freedom to hold an opinion is not an invitation to air one.” – G. V. U. _______ Dear proud Nigerian Homophobe, I am constrained ...

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“When Everybody Is Fighting Everybody, There’s No Progress.” Ifeanyi Orazulike in a new interview

As you all know, the Bisi Alimi Foundation was in Lagos in February to launch “Not Dancing to Their Music”, a report on the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on the LGBT community in Nigeria. Following the eye-opening panel at the event, Absalom and Pink Panther caught up with ...

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HAPPY BULLYING DAY! (?)

Today is Anti-Bullying Day. And here’s a piece to commemorate it. * Why on earth would anyone bully another? How does bullying benefit the bully? While we struggle to understand questions like these, right now, someone out there is pining beneath the unforgiving blow of the bully. What is bullying? ...

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