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The Things They Say…About Being True To Yourself

“When I see people living fully who they are, who are honestly who they are, who believe what they believe and stand by it, I know that that’s right. “And when I see people who are trying to be something they’re not, or not speaking their whole truth, I feel ...

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The Things They Say…About Aging And Beauty

“I think we have to change our perspective. I don’t think life stops after 50 — if anything, it gets more and more exciting. For some reason, we don’t honor or pay respect to aging. It’s something that we look at as a negative, and yet every single person on ...

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The Point About Emma Watson’s Definition of Feminism That Most People Miss

When Emma Watson was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair, with an accompanying spread that sees her braless with a cutout top, she got a fair bit of criticism online from all sides. And while the star of Beauty and the Beast had not responded ...

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‘I Am HIV Positive And Happy.’ – Binyavanga Wainaina

Yesterday, December 1, was World AIDS Day, and so, all around the world, there was a great focus on the conversation surrounding HIV/AIDS. Part of that conversation was stirred on twitter when Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, tweeted his HIV status. ‘I am HIV Positive and happy,’ he tweeted, prompting a ...

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Previously On Facebook IV

Hopefully, the entire movie production surrounding this book will be done right.

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Previously on Facebook: On Chimamanda Adichie’s Comments On Racism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has no time for white men who want to redefine what racism is. The feminist author appeared on BBC Newsnight on Friday with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the conservative magazine The American Spectator. Discussing Donald Trump’s campaign, Tyrell argued with host Emily Maitlis’ ...

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Previously On Facebook III

Here’s my problem with the “opposing views” argument. First is the premise that every opposing view is valid and thus should be entertained. For a movement striving to emancipate minority groups in the society, what exactly would an opposing view be aiming at achieving really? Continuous subjugation, no matter how ...

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In The Case Of A Child Versus Gay Parenting

The following update below is a Facebook update where a case is being made for the child born to same-sex parents. All over the world, same-sex couples are getting married and making families, despite several excoriations about their statuses as married people and parents (Hello, Dolce and Gabbana). Well, here’s ...

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Previously On Facebook: About Saving Mayowa

According to Darren Idongesit Aquaisua: “I am a humanist but I try to make sure my emotions don’t get to my head when making important decisions especially as regards people’s lives and money. “The money donated to Mayowa is public money. It wasn’t given for vacation or family members. The ...

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The Things They Say…About Gender Equality

In response to the speech the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, gave on gender equality at the Emerging Women’s Forum in National Harbor, Maryland, actress Uche Jombo-Rodriguez had this to say on her Instagram page: “Let’s be clear #ujlovers “Gender roles/ responsibilities and gender equality are ...

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